Mild temps stick around, but more clouds and some rain on the way the next few days

Upper level ridge of high pressure which has been in control of our area’s weather the last few days is starting to break down today as we see an upper level trough approach from the west/south, and this trough will more or less remain over the upper Midwest at least through Saturday, so expect more unsettled weather along with more clouds than sun for the next few days.

Goes-16 water vapor loop from Thursday, September 30, 2021.

An area of rain along with a few embedded thunderstorms has been lifting north across southwest and central Minnesota late this afternoon.

MRMS radar loop ending 6:30 PM Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Rain chances tonight are highest across north-central and east-central Minnesota, with generally dry conditions continuing for the Arrowhead, North Shore, Twin Ports and northwest Wisconsin tonight.

Some rain is possible area-wide at times Friday into early Saturday morning, but the rain won’t be continuous.

18z NAM 3km model simulated radar forecast thru 7 AM Saturday.

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A few different computer model forecasts for rainfall totals thru 7 AM Saturday.

HREF model

NWS Blend of Models.

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High temperatures the next few days will be cooler compared to what we’ve seen the last few days, but we’re still looking at above normal highs Friday through Sunday, with readings in the mid 60s to low 70s in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Tim

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