Brandon Weatherz: Showers and storms return Friday

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We step out the door comfortably to temperatures in mid-50s to low 60s. Ashland saw a daily record warm low on Wednesday of 59, and more record warm lows are possible in the region Friday through Monday as we continue to bottom out in 50s and 60s. These lows are closer to the daily average high, which is 62 in Duluth today. High temperatures will be in low to upper 60s today with cloudy skies and a passing sprinkle possible. Friday will have a range of highs from 63 in Hibbing to 75 in Siren.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms fill out the Northland from the west beginning Friday morning. Heavy rain and high localized totals are possible, and given recent moisture, we could see minor flooding. The Twin Ports are on the edge of that potential which fills out central and northern Minnesota. An isolated severe thunderstorm is possible from Grand Rapids to Aitkin and south of there with large hail and damaging winds possible.

Widespread rain gradually moves eastward across the region Friday night into early Saturday morning. We should stay generally quiet during the day Saturday, then there’s a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday morning. Saturday features upper 60s to upper 70s from north to south and Sunday will see mid-70s to low 80s. Lakeside areas stay cooler both days.

Today: Cloudy. High 66. SE wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 55. S wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers in the morning and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 69. S wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 40%

Tomorrow night: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 59. E wind 2-8 mph. Chance of rain: 70%

Saturday: Decreasing clouds. High 72. NE wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the morning. High 72. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Monday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 77. S wind 10-15 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance for showers. High 73. S wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Wednesday: Cloudy and with showers. High 67. S wind 10-15 mph. Chance for rain: 50%.