A slow moving cold front is sparking a few spotty thundershowers today. The front sags slowly southeast across Minnesota. Expect hit or miss thundershowers to give about 30-percent of us some rain today.
NOAA’s HRRR model paints scattered T-showers in and near the Twin Cities between about 3 and 7 pm this afternoon and evening.
NOAA HRRR model via tropical tidbits.
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center does not paint any risk areas in Minnesota today. A few of the rain cells will produce locally heavy downpours and gusty winds.
Today’s cool front offers some fresh breezes this week. Highs run int he 80s the next few days, but refreshing 70s arrive next week. Here’s NOAA’s 10-day output for the Twin Cities.
NOAA via Weather Bell.
We hit 92 degrees in the Twin Cities Monday. That’s the 17th day of 90-degree heat this summer. The annual average is 11 days. The medium range models suggest another heat dome across the Midwest later in August.
NOAA’s GFS model may be overdone, but it suggests another string of 90-degree days just in time for the State Fair.
NOAA via Meteostar.
Highs between 94 to 98 degrees may be overdone, but I could easily see the Twin Cities baking through 20+ days of 90-degree heat this summer.
It was a bit steamy across Minnesota Monday afternoon. The official high at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 92 degrees, a full 11 degrees above our average high of 81. Some people like warm and steamy August afternoons, while others yearn for cooler and drier air. The Twin Cities office of the NWS had this take Read more →
A very muggy atmosphere remains in place across Minnesota this Monday morning, primed to bring us yet another hot, humid day. Expect afternoon high temperatures from the low 80s in the northwestern and northeastern corners of the state to the low 90s farther south. The Twin Cities should reach about 92 with a southwest wind Read more →
The air quality alert for Minnesota expires at noon this Sunday, but there’ll still be some patchy areas of Canadian wildfire smoke this afternoon. It’ll be a warm afternoon, with highs in the upper 80s to the low 90s across much of Minnesota. It’ll be a bit cooler near Lake Superior. Some spots in far Read more →
Light winds overnight allowed the temperature to drop to the dew point in parts of Minnesota. Areas of dense fog developed, and a dense fog advisory continues until 9 a.m. this Sunday morning in portions of northern and east-central Minnesota: Details of the dense fog advisory, from the Duluth office of the National Weather Service: Read more →
The official high temp at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 88 degrees Saturday afternoon, but Blaine in Anoka county came in with a high of 90 degrees. Our Sunday will be a tad warmer than Saturday, and dew point temps will be a bit higher. Temperature trends Sunday afternoon highs are expected to reach the low Read more →
Our sunrise had an orange-red hue this Saturday morning: According to the Minnesota Pollution Control agency, smoke from wildfires in western Canada is causing air quality levels in Minnesota that are unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as people with asthma or COPD. An air quality alert continues through this Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday morning for Read more →
Friday afternoon highs are expected to reach the lower 90s in northwestern Minnesota. The remainder of Minnesota will see mostly upper 80s, with a few spots touching 90. It’ll be cooler near Lake Superior. Read more →