Sun returns; refreshing now; June ripens next week

It’s a refreshing air mass across Minnesota today. Northwest breezes and increasingly sunny skies combine for another day of free AC. Skies clear from west to east across Minnesota today.

NOAA GOES-16 loop via COD weather

Temperatures rebound

Today looks like it could be the coolest day for the rest of June across Minnesota. Maybe for the rest of the summer. Highs make the upper 60s. The 70s and 80s return later this week into next week.

NOAA via Weather Bell.

Scattered storms Friday night and Saturday

Thursday looks bright and sunny. Forecast models are still in flux on the timing for possible showers and thunderstorms Friday night through Saturday. The Canadian model suggests a couple of rain and thunder waves, then clearing for Father’s Day.

Canadian GEM model Friday into Sunday via tropical tidbits.

Next week: Sticky and stormy?

There are growing signs that humidity and storms may build next week. The Canadian model paints an active low-pressure storm next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Canadian GEM model next Tuesday and Wednesday via tropical tidbits.

NOAA’s GFS model pumps in sticky dew point in the upper 60s by next Tuesday. Fuel for thunderstorms.

Dew point forecast for 7 pm CDT Tuesday via tropical tidbits.

Heat ahead?

We managed to eke out 90 degrees once so far in the Twin Cities this year. There are signs of more heat on the horizon. The upper air pattern suggests a possible heat dome building over the western U.S. the week of June 24.

NOAA upper air forecast map for 7 pm CDT Wednesday, June 26.

NOAA’s GFS 16-day output is cranking out highs in the low 90s that week.

NOAA GFS 16-day temperature output via Meteostar.

Stay tuned.


  • Dave

    Minnesota’s pretend spring transitions to pretend summer.

    • horrido

      Exactly. I’m not sure what world Paul is talking about with ‘refreshing’. Ask my poor pathetic tomato plants how the weather has been. It’s cold.