Brandon Weatherz: Hot stretch today through Thursday
A hot stretch begins today and takes us through Thursday with the warmest parts of the Northland topping off in the 90s each day. Be sure to hydrate and keep a close eye on pets and children. Lakeside areas will benefit slightly by a light lake breeze today and tomorrow. By Thursday, a west wind should spread the warmth down the hill in the Twin Ports. A cold front passes Thursday night to pave the way for a more comfortable stretch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Near-surface smoke is finally pushed to the north today, but higher temps and dew points arrive from the south. Muggy weather is with us today, tonight, and tomorrow with dew points in mid-60s to low 70s. That moisture will fuel shower and thunderstorm chances that sag southward across northern Minnesota today. An isolated storm may produce 1” hail and 60 mph winds north of Duluth. Rain becomes more widespread overnight into Wednesday morning. A low chance for showers and storms lingers Wednesday and Thursday, with a better chance following the cold front Thursday night.
Today: Partly cloudy. High 86. SE wind 2-8 mph.
Tonight: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 65. SE wind 2-8 mph. Chance of rain: 40%
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms. High 87. E wind 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. Low 62. E wind 2-8 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms. High 87. WSW wind 5-10 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms. High 76. NE wind 10-15 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 76. N wind 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 78. NW wind 5-10 mph.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 77. E wind 5-10 mph.