It’s high pressure over western Ontario versus Low pressure over Nebraska tonight. The high keeps us dry, the low keeps us cloudy, and the gradient between the two will keep us windy. Expect a northeast wind at 10-15mph with gusts up to 25mph. Low temps are in the upper 40s to low 40s for the most part with some locations around the Borderland in the low 40s.
The morning looks dry. Cloudy, chilly, and windy; but it will be dry. A large low pressure system moves into South Dakota by the afternoon and will increase the moisture and the chance of rain to 100%. Rain will be accompanied by wind, out of the ENE at 15-25mph with gusts up to 40mph. High temperatures are in the mid 50s in Minnesota and near 60 in NW Wisconsin.
OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY:
The rain continues Thursday night into Friday morning. Chances are around 90% during this time. Low temps are in the low 50s and highs by Friday afternoon are in the mid 50s. There’s a 50% chance of lingering showers on Friday. We’ll see around an inch of rain to two inches across the Northland from Thursday into Friday. Winds are now out of the west at 10-15mph with gusts up to 25mph.
The jet stream moves to the north in a more west to east pattern, with no troughs or ridges Saturday. This allows more warm air to move to the north and gets our temperatures up into the upper 60s. Morning lows will still be on the cool side with upper 40s. Expect partly cloudy skies.
A small wave in the jet stream will push over the Northland overnight into Sunday morning. This will bring a 40% chance of a shower and thunderstorm.
In the morning we are in the mid 50s and we warm up into the mid 70s by the afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny. A ridge is building in the western states and will help warm us up!
This ridge amplifies on Monday, which means we stay dry and warm up further! Morning lows are in the upper 50s and highs are in the upper 70s.