Weather Forecast


National Weather Service in Duluth

December 13, 2018
A bald eagle glides over fractured ice on the Mississippi River near Fort Ripley Wednesday, Dec. 12. Ice dams are behind a National Weather Service flood warning along the river. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
White Christmas in Brainerd area? Not likely: Mississippi River ice jam continues
December 13, 2018 - 3:00am
October 10, 2018
Mammoth Lake Superior waves crash ashore in Canal Park in Duluth Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, and appear more like a watercolor painting as a still photo is taken from a moving image. Andrew Krueger | MPR Newsplay button
October snow? Weather service says yes
October 10, 2018 - 10:00pm
September 18, 2018
Even though Sunday's 86 degrees broke a high temperature record, cool temperatures moved in and the skies cleared Monday, Sept. 17, showcasing the beginning of autumn leaf color on the banks of the Mississippi River in Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd breaks record Sunday with 86-degree temp
September 18, 2018 - 9:00am
July 13, 2018
Water flows through a driveway in Aitkin County after rain fell overnight Thursday. Aitkin County Sheriff Scott Turner said one resident reported up to 10 inches of rain. Submitted Photo / Aitkin County Sheriff's Office
When it rains, it pours: Unofficial reports shows up to 10 inches in Aitkin County
July 13, 2018 - 5:00am
July 1, 2018
Corey Wilmer (center), mother Kristi Griego and friend Josh Tope talk about the night Wilmer was struck by lightning while in a cabin on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Videoplay button
15-year-old teen struck by lightning tells his story
July 1, 2018 - 9:01pm
June 17, 2018
A motorist driving west on Willow Street is reflected in a pond of water Sunday, June 17, which collected on South Sixth Street after storms passed through the area. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Videoplay button
Reports of up to 3 inches of rain in lakes area: Dry weather coming this week
June 17, 2018 - 8:10pm
May 4, 2018
Map from the National Weather Service in Twin Cities shows elevated fire risk today, May 4.
Fire danger: Red flag warning today for Brainerd area
May 4, 2018 - 9:23am
April 15, 2018
A truck plows snow and slush Sunday at the end of Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Really?!?!: April snow, cold breaks records in Brainerd area
April 15, 2018 - 6:20pm
April 7, 2018
Accumulating snowfall is possible across parts of the Northland on Sunday into Monday. Snow will spread in from southwest to northeast on Sunday. The heaviest snowfall is expected Sunday afternoon and evening before gradually tapering off early on Monday. Generally, 1 to 3 inches of accumulation is possible from the Brainerd Lakes to the Hinckley area with the highest totals in the Brainerd Lakes region.  National Weather Service Duluth
Snow a possibility Sunday - Brainerd lakes area could see 1-3 inches
April 7, 2018 - 4:00am
March 26, 2018
All forms of precipitation are possible Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth - rain, snow and freezing rain are all likely before 8 a.m. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., snow is likely, possibly between 2-4 inches in total, followed by rain, snow and a freezing rain mix into the overnight hours and into Tuesday.
Monday weather looks to be a wintry mix
March 26, 2018 - 2:00am
March 2, 2018
With temperatures in the 40s, buildings Thursday reflect in the meltwater collecting on Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd. There's a potential for more snow in the forecast early next week. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sloppy weather could be headed this way
March 2, 2018 - 8:00am
February 26, 2018
Kara Gullbranson (left), April Thompson and Heather Mills take advantage of fresh fallen snow as they walk along a path at sunset during the Snowshoe by Candlelight event at Cragun’s Legacy Golf Course hosted by Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity Women Build. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd area sees more than a foot of snow: Snow clearing break this week
February 26, 2018 - 3:00am
February 23, 2018
A student boards a Reichert Bus Friday morning on Crow Wing County Highway 13, east of Nisswa. Brainerd schools were delayed for two hours because of the heavy snow, which fell overnight and into Friday morning. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
A one-two punch: As Brainerd residents dig out Friday, potential for more snow Saturday
February 23, 2018 - 5:44pm
December 28, 2017
An inflatable snowman decoration in Aitkin reflects the thoughts of Central Minnesota residents Wednesday during a subzero cold snap. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Another round of arctic air on its way
December 28, 2017 - 7:00am
March 9, 2017
A cattail stands frozen in gleaming ice Thursday at Jaycees Park in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
Wind chill may reach 30 below
March 9, 2017 - 10:00pm