Sabrina Ullman: Fire weather possible today
Today will begin cloudy with precipitation chances in the early morning hours. Areas north of Highway-2 will see snow while the rest of the Northland will have mostly rain as the precipitation type. By midday, the clouds will gradually clear, and dry weather will prevail. Highs today will range from the upper thirties towards International Falls to 50 degrees near Ashland. This afternoon will have strong westerly winds of 20-30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for south St. Louis, Carlton, Pine, and Aitkin Counties. This watch will be in effect from 1pm until 7pm.
The strong winds will continue into the night. Overnight lows will be mostly in the twenties, but portions of Lake of the Woods and Beltrami Counties may drop to the teens.
Temperature-wise, this week will be a bit of a roller coaster. Wednesday will warm to the low fifties, but by Saturday, highs will be in the twenties.
Rain is likely Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. As temperatures drop Thursday night, the precipitation type is expected to change to snow. While it is too early to forecast snowfall amounts, we could see snow all day Friday and possibly into Saturday.
A chance of snow, mixing with rain after 7am, then gradually ending. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 44. Windy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A chance of rain and snow between 8am and 2pm, then rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Breezy, with an east wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a south wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A chance of snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.