Justin Liles: Rain and winds approach for some heading into the weekend
A stationary front ahead of a surface low coming out of the Rockies will advance northward and stall over parts of the Northland beginning tonight. Right now, this front looks to stall on a line just south of HWY 2 from Brainerd to Hinckley and on over to Hayward. As this front stalls, there will likely be plenty of moisture available for heavy rainfall. This very well could lead to some localized flashed flooding for areas near Interstate 35 and northern Wisconsin.
Winds will also increase off the lake again cooling down shoreline communities. Fog could may return too as winds work in tandem with the rain to cool the air down for fog development. Saturday will see winds increase off the lake and become rather gusty on Saturday. Temperatures will be much cooler once again by the lake than farther inland. Rain showers look to weaken Saturday so the weekend is looking drier now. On Sunday, temperatures will warm up in time for the Mother’s Day. Warmth returns to the entire region beginning Monday.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Windy, with an east wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with an east wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.