Brandon Weatherz: Staying cool today and tonight

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The cool conditions that arrived yesterday are sticking around today, marking the return of sweater weather. Temps start out mostly in the low 50s and top off in mid-50s to mid-60s looking from east to west across the Northland. A deck of low clouds is responsible for a bit of drizzle this morning, but we won’t see enough rain for any accumulation. An east wind is responsible for a high risk for rip currents, leading to a Beach Hazards Statement in effect through the day.

Cloud cover gradually clears from the northwest heading through the day, setting the stage for a cool and clear night. Lows will be in mid-30s to mid-40s with milder conditions near Lake Superior. Typical cool pockets in northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin may see isolated frost. Patchy dense fog is also possible by the Friday morning commute.

Fog clears by 9 am Friday, then a sunny and warmer day takes shape. Highs range from mid-60s east to mid-70s west with around 70 on the hill in Duluth. Saturday will be seasonable with scattered showers arriving from the west in the afternoon and evening. Rain chances linger in Wisconsin on Sunday as we dry out from the west. The cold front that passes with this system knocks highs into the 60s across the Northland Sunday, and we stay on the cool side through the middle of next week.

Today: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for drizzle. High 60. E wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear with patchy fog. Low 44. SE wind 2-8 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny. High 70. S wind 2-8 mph.

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

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers in the afternoon and evening. High 69. NE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 40%

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. High 67. NE wind 5-15 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Monday: Partly sunny with a chance for showers. High 63. NE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. High 62. E wind 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 64. E wind 5-10 mph.