A piece of energy will approach northwest Minnesota late Monday night and progress eastward across the Northland Tuesday.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible near the international border in the early morning and sweep across northwest Wisconsin in the early afternoon. Severe threat is low, but strong winds, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall will be possible.

We could see a few showers lingering in a scattered nature on the backside of the initial line of storms through the afternoon and evening. Once this system clears out, sunshine takes back over through the rest of the work week. Despite the sun, cooler temperatures moving in will make it difficult for temperatures to climb much above 70 Wednesday and Thursday. This cool stretch combining with lack of cloud cover will also lead to some chilly mornings as temperatures drop into the 40s.

The active pattern returns late Friday night and through the weekend.

MONDAY NIGHT

Clear skies with lows around 60. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY

Thunderstorms move west to east in the morning with a few lingering showers in the afternoon. Highs around 76. Southwest winds becoming northwest 5-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY

Mostly sunny with highs around 71. Northwest winds 5-15 mph.

THURSDAY

Mostly sunny. Highs around 68. East winds 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY

Mostly sunny. Highs around 73. Southeast winds 5-15 mph.

SATURDAY

Chance for showers. Highs around 74. Southeast winds 5-15 mph.

SUNDAY

Chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 76. South winds 5-15 mph.

MONDAY

Chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 75. West winds 5-10 mph.