Cold and Windy tonight, wind advisory in effect for the North Shore; Warmer weather returns midweek followed by another shot of cold air for Thanksgiving

A brief shot of cold air moved into the Northland today and it will stick around through Monday, but much warmer temperatures will return for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Not a lot of precipitation in the Northland in the week ahead, in fact much of this week looks dry with no big storms or widespread precipitation events impacting our area.

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850mb temperatures have fallen to around -15C in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin late this afternoon while 500mb heights have dropped to around 528 meters which is indicative of a cold air mass.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until Midnight tonight for the North Shore of Lake Superior including the cities of Two Harbors, Isabella, Silver Bay, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Hovland and Grand Portage.

Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 50 mph are expected in the wind advisory area.

Gusty northwest winds will continue in the Northland this evening with the strongest winds expected along the North Shore (black outlined area) where wind gusts could reach 40-50 mph.

Monday won’t be nearly as windy as today was, but still a tad breezy with westerly winds gusting to around 20 mph.

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A cold Monday ahead with highs only in the 20s in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, but will warm up quite a bit Tuesday and Wednesday with highs on those days climbing well into the 40s on Tuesday, and ranging from the low to mid 30s in northern Minnesota to the 40s in eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin on Wednesday.

All of the Northland will see a return to colder temperatures late in the week with highs only in the mid teens to mid 20s on Thanksgiving, and mainly in the 20s on Friday.

High temperature forecast valid Monday, November 22 through Friday, November 26, 2021.

Tim

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