Brandon Weatherz: Warmer today with storms north

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A breezy southwest wind kicks in today to boost temps and dew points a touch. Highs reach upper 70s to low 80s for the Twin Ports and south. Temps fall toward 70 looking north near International Falls. The Borderland is where we look for scattered showers this morning. Shower and thunderstorm chances gradually move southward across northeast Minnesota through the afternoon. No severe storms are expected, but heavy rain and gusty winds are possible. Rain chances reach the Twin Ports after about 7 pm. Storms weaken when the sun goes down and showers will continue to follow a cold front crossing the head of Lake Superior into northwest Wisconsin.

Saturday will be on the dry side for most with additional showers possible in north central Wisconsin into the U.P. Temps are cooler with highs in mid-60s to mid-70s. Lakeside areas stay a touch cooler with an east wind. Temps rise again on Sunday into upper 70s to low 80s. Showers and thunderstorms move southward across northern Minnesota through the afternoon and evening. A stalled out low to our north will keep temps near to just below average and slight rain chances each day through next week.

Today: Partly sunny and breezy. High 78. SW wind 10-15 mph.

Tonight: A chance for showers and thunderstorms beginning around 7 pm and dwindling after midnight. Mostly cloudy. Low 55. W wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 40%.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 70. E wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Low 52. S wind 2-8 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and breezy with a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening. High 80. SW wind 10-20 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Monday: Scattered showers in the morning, then decreasing clouds. High 77. WNW wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 40%

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a slight chance for showers. High 73. NW wind 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. High 74. NNE wind 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. High 75. NW wind 5-10 mph.