Hot summery weekend; Severe Sunday; Warmest year east of the Rockies

Quick look weekend forecast for the Twin Cities:

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Source: Twin Cities NWS

Best chance of T-Storms in the metro after 2-3pm Sunday.

Quick Look forecast for the Brainerd Lakes area:

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Source: Duluth NWS

There is a slight risk for a severe storm or two centered on Duluth and the North Shore into northern Wisconsin though tonight.

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Source: SPC

Temps will push into the low 90s this weekend, with gradually increasing humidity.

The bigger chance of T-Storms will come Sunday, and there is a severe risk for much of Minnesota.

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Sunday severe risk

Source: SPC

NOAA: Wamest year so far east of the Rockies

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Source: NOAA Climate Services

NOAA documents the record warmth this year in this video highlighting the warmest year on record so far for many locations east of the Rockies. Notice how the epicenter of the warmth is anchored on Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

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