Monday: A flash flood watch remains in effect for Sawyer and Washburn counties until 10 a.m. as periods of heavy rain may lead to flooding around creeks, streams and low lying areas. The morning's round of showers and thunderstorms will gradually taper off, but redevelopment will be possible by the afternoon, particularly by the evening hours from the west. Mostly cloudy skies linger throughout the day. East winds continue to limit temperatures near Lake Superior while temperatures return to the upper 70s to mid 80s inland.

Tuesday: Thunderstorm chances last overnight Monday with temperatures staying very mild in the low 60s. These linger a bit into Tuesday morning with skies remaining mostly cloudy throughout the day with a high near 78. Another system swinging in from the south presents thunderstorm potential Wednesday evening. Overall, the week ahead does not look to produce enough rain to relieve drought conditions for the parts of Northern Minnesota most in need of the moisture.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for evening thunderstorms. High near 80. E wind 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, slight chance for showers. High 85.