Thursday- October 2, 2014
TODAY/TONIGHT: Today is the lull between the two storms. A low pressure system is situated to the north, and another low is building to the south. We will see mostly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 50's and lower 60's. There is a 40% chance of rain, but mostly later today. The fog will stick around for most of the day with calm winds. The winds will be shifting this afternoon out of the NW 5-10. Tonight the larger low sweeps into Wisconsin. Models keeps pushing the low further to the east, which means less rain for Minnesota. There is still a 50% chance of showers overnight tonight, higher chances for Wisconsin. Lows will be dropping into the 40's.
FRIDAY: The low pressure center moves into Canada, wrapping much cooler air around and flinging it into the Northland. Highs will be around 46° for the Ports in the morning, then cooling through the rest of the day into the lower 40's by the afternoon. Winds will be out of the NW 10-25mph with gusts up to 30mph. The main concern is overnight lows. Some areas could drop to 32° or lower, which would bring a chance of a wintry mix. I think the best chance of that will be away from the lake, mostly in northern Minnesota. With the ground still warm, there should be no accumulation.
SATURDAY: The morning will start out cold and breezy. Temperatures will make it to around 44° in the afternoon with mostly cloudy skies. There will also be a 20% chance of lingering scattered showers.
SUNDAY: The upper level trough will sit right over the Upper Midwest. Morning lows will likely be dropping below freezing, so make sure plants and pets are taken care of. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40's with partly sunny skies.
Make it a great day!
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