The polar jet stream ridges over the Canadian Prairies, supporting surface high pressure in the Lower Missouri Valley. As a result, a warmer airmass moves up from the Lower Missouri Valley and towards the U.P., steered by strong winds accelerating from the southwest.
This sets up an above-seasonal temperature trend this weekend and through the first half of next week — with also a chance of rain showers in the mix Saturday from an upper-level disturbance, and on Tuesday and Thursday with the approach of several High Plains-based frontal systems.
Friday: Scattered clouds and breezy with southwest winds gusting over 30 mph at times
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and breezy
Sunday: Partly cloudy and warmer
>Highs: 50s to Lower 60s
Monday: Scattered clouds and seasonably warm
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and breezy
Wednesday: Scattered clouds and cooler
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain; seasonably cool and breezy
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