Forecast: Warm front

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NOAA rainfall forecast hints at thunderstorms Friday.

We’re due.

A warm front is pushing toward Minnesota over the next 24 hours. It appears the front will move in late tonight and Friday. As it does, thunderstorms could fire along the leading edge of warm sultry higher dew point air.

The best chance for storms appears to be in southwest Minnesota late this evening, and into the metro by early Friday morning. The computers are hinting at a half inch of rainfall, and higher amounts under stronger storms. Let’s hope this forecast works out for drought parched areas.

The front will stall near the Twin Cities this weekend. If the front slides just north of us, expect heat to build in Saturday and Sunday. It looks like we could be close to 90 degrees both Saturday and Sunday in the metro. Temperatures will be a little cooler north toward St. Cloud, a little hotter into the lower 90s south near the Iowa border.

The overall weather pattern still looks warm next two weeks. Many days in the upper 80s to 90s appear possible as we move through the “dog days” into mid and late August. Could we se a State Fair cooker this year? I’m betting on at least one or more 90 degree days during the State Fair run.

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Look in the southeast sky after 9pm tonight for a delightful sky show.

The just past full moon and brilliant Jupiter will be close in the southeast sky tonight.

PH

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