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East Wind Rules Friday

After a 20% chance of some showers and thunder this evening, clouds start to break up and clear out. Lows are in the low to mid 40s for the most part. Locations furthest from the lake will see low to mid 50s, like Hayward, Grand Rapids, Aitkin, and Hinckley. Winds are out of the east at 4-8mph for lakeside locations and variable at 4-8mph for places away from the lake.

Low pressure pushes into the region on Friday. This increases our eastern flow and cools down lakeside locations. Highs on the hill are in the mid to upper 60s and by the lake expect mid to lower 50s. Further from the lake expect upper 70s to low 80s. International Falls and Ely are right around 70, and Ironwood is near 65. Winds are out of the east at 5-15mph. By the afternoon a weak front develops with the low pressure system and brings a 20% chance of afternoon showers and storms to Duluth. From Hayward to Moose Lake expect a 40% chance of late afternoon showers and storms, as there will be more heat and humidity there for the front to force upwards creating precip.

In the upper levels of the atmosphere a strong trough pushes to the south. It has a potent upper level low, but the low is moisture starved. High pressure exists to the northwest at the surface of the earth. Expect mostly sunny skies with morning lows in the mid 40s and highs on the hill in the mid 60s. Lakeside expect mid to upper 50s as a lake breeze kicks in.

The trough digs further to the south into Sunday morning. This cools temps down to 39. Some locations north of Duluth, around the Iron Range and points northward could be in the low 30s. Frost would be a concern during this time. Sunday afternoon we’re back into the mid 60s with mostly sunny skies. A lake breeze develops into the afternoon once again keeping temperatures by the lake in the mid 60s.

A ridge in the jet stream moves east over the region and high pressure dominates Monday. Lows are in the low 40s and highs reach the upper 60s.

A low to our northwest swings east on Tuesday. This increases our temps and also our clouds. Expect cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers and storms by the afternoon/evening. Morning lows are in the low 50s and highs reach the low 70s.

Adam Clark

Chief Meteorologist

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