First batch of rain moved in around 4am and dumped around .33″ of rainfall as a warm front moved to our north, during the day today we will have showers and thunderstorms some may be severe with even a possibility of a small tornado or two in our area. A wind advisory is in effect also as strong southerly winds develop bringing in tropical air from the south. A cold front will be approaching tonight and there may be a squall line ahead of the front this evening.. After the front goes through early tomorrow morning it will become much less humid with clearing late in the day. Dry with seasonably temperatures Thursday and Friday. Another weaker cold front may give us some showers Saturday night till Sunday morning then clearing.
Just a note that this morning at International Falls, Minnesota they had a record low of 22 degrees.
The forecast: Today: Showers and thunderstorms, storms may have very heavy rain and strong gusty winds to 45 MPH, humid, high in the upper 70s.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms continuing, some may be accompanied by very heavy rain and strong gusty winds, low in the low 60s.
Wednesday: Chance of showers mainly before 8am then clearing and much less humid, highs in the low to mid 70s.
Thursday: Sunny, highs in the low 70s.
Friday: Mostly sunny, highs in the mid 70s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny day, high in the upper 70s, chance of showers at night.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers mainly in the morning, high in the low 70s.
Monday: Mostly sunny and cool, high only around 70.
Marine Forecast: Today: Gale warning in effect, southerly winds gusting to 40 knots, seas rising to 8 feet.
Outlook: Small craft advisory will probably will be in effect until Wednesday afternoon, sub advisory level winds and seas from later Wednesday through the weekend.