Thursday will be the nicest day through Father’s Day weekend

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Thursday morning temperatures hit below freezing in a few places in northern Minnesota, while areas in north-central Wisconsin had a few observations close to 32 degrees. A very chilly start that will make high temperatures struggle to rise above 70 for those locations today.

High pressure will make for a sun-filled, blue sky day with a comfortably light wind and very low humidity. Thursday is the day to get any outdoor chores done, as it will likely be the nicest day through the weekend.

That all changes overnight. Temperatures drop towards 50, but cloud cover increases, dew points rise, and rain chances increase as we head into the next 3 days. It will feel a bit humid Friday and Saturday with multiple chances for rain showers with embedded thunder.

Friday morning a round of brief showers is expected but a stronger line will push through just after lunch time. Then, another line of showers and storms roll in after dark. Saturday looks a little less definitive, but expect the same chance for scattered shower activity on and off throughout the day.

Friday’s moisture will lead to a foggy start Saturday. Neither day will be a washout and Father’s Day itself will have a few quick isolated showers in the morning.

It will then turn cloudy through the afternoon with temperatures below average in the low 70’s. Rainfall amounts will be anywhere between 0.5” to 1.5” through Sunday night.

Things don’t improve much after the holiday weekend. Below average temperatures are still likely through midweek and more rain/thunderstorm chances return next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly

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