Quick look weekend forecast for the Twin Cities:
Source: Twin Cities NWS
Best chance of T-Storms in the metro after 2-3pm Sunday.
Quick Look forecast for the Brainerd Lakes area:
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.
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.
Sunday severe risk
NOAA: Wamest year so far east of the Rockies
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.