Our high temperature yesterday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 66 degrees. That’s our average high for this time of year, and the sunshine made it feel great!

A low-pressure system will move toward us today and tonight:

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Southerly winds ahead of the low pressure system will give us warmer highs today, with 80s over western Minnesota:

Here’s a look at the impressive highs over northwestern Minnesota today:

National Weather Service, Grand Forks, N.D.

Highs in the 80s spread over eastern Minnesota on Friday:

Scattered showers and even an isolated thunderstorm are possible Friday evening.

Dry weekend

There could be an isolated shower over southern Minnesota very early Saturday morning, but most of the coming weekend should be dry.

Saturday will be cooler than Sunday:

National Weather Service, Twin Cities

Canadian smoke

Smoke from the wildfires in Alberta, Canada, continues to move over much of Minnesota. So far, there are no indications that the smoke will mix down to ground level, but the situation is being monitored.

The current air quality index is good over Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

You can check for updates to the air quality index here .

I hope that you enjoy the warming trend!

Temperatures rebounded nicely today, reaching the upper 50s in the Twin Cities by late afternoon. We had plenty of sunshine, but clouds lingered over southwestern Minnesota: Rain to the south on Saturday A low pressure system will track through Missouri on Saturday, and it could deliver some showers to far southern Minnesota: Areas of Minnesota along Read more