Brandon Weatherz: Wet and gloomy Wednesday
Our Wednesday is wet and gloomy. Areas of fog, locally dense, have set up surrounding Lake Superior this morning. Expect this to continue to impact visibility for some through today, tonight, and into tomorrow morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms arrive from the west this morning, and we’ll continue to have periods of rain through the day. It’s also cooler with highs staying in mid-60s to mid-70s. Lakeside areas stay in the 50s.
Widespread accumulation should range between .25” and .75”, but heavy rain and locally high amounts are possible. We look to Sawyer County and south of there for the best chance for severe storms this afternoon and evening. A low chance for 1” hail and damaging winds will reach west of there across the I-35 corridor, staying just south of Duluth.
Rain mostly exits to the east overnight into early Thursday morning. Shower and thunderstorm chances return from the north Thursday afternoon and evening. A low chance may return to the Arrowhead Friday and Saturday, but the Northland will see generally drier weather through the weekend with scattered thunderstorms returning on the 4th. Seasonably warm weather returns Friday and takes us through the start of July.
Today: Areas of fog and mist and periods of rain through the day. High 64. SE wind 5-10 mph. Chance for rain: 90%. Around a half inch expected with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms with areas of fog. Low 56. NE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 60%
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 79. SW wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 50%
Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. Low 56. W wind 2-8 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for a stray shower. High 82. WNW wind 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 80. N wind 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 80. E wind 5-10 mph.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms. High 82. E wind 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 79. NNW wind 5-10 mph.