Today's Forecast

Today is the 9th day in a row without any rain officially at the Twin Cities International Airport.  The last time we had a stretch this long was when we went 14 days without rain from  August 7th through August 20th of last year!  The current dry stretch should come to an end tonight.  Thunderstorms are developing over the eastern Dakotas late this afternoon,  and they're moving into southwestern Minnesota.  Later tonight new storms are expected to develop over western Minnesota, and these could move our way early Friday morning.  Right now it looks as though they'll stay below severe limits, but a few of the storms could become strong.  Heavy rainfall is more likely with these storms over central and parts of southwestern Minnesota, with the heaviest rain staying just to the west of the metro area.  Showers could re-develop Friday afternoon and evening up North , with a few of those becoming strong or possibly severe .  All of this storminess is thanks to a warm front that should move through late Friday, making Saturday a warm and more humid day.  Another isolated thunderstorm is possible late Saturday night as a cool front moves through, but Saturday still looks like the best day of the weekend.  Sunday is expected to be cooler with scattered showers much of the afternoon.
The Outlook
Next week is looking pretty quiet for now, with temperatures in the beginning of the week right around average for this time of the year.  Heat and humidity will more than likely return by the end of next week, with highs getting back into the mid to upper 80s once again.  The humidity is going to climb late next week as well.  Dew points will probably get back up into the upper 60s to low 70s by Friday, which will increase our chances for showers and thunderstorms.  It still looks a little wet at the beginning of next weekend, but not quite as bad as it looked yesterday.  So if you have plans for next weekend, you still have hope that it's going to turn out just fine.

The Wind Forecast
The winds should be southerly at 5-15 mph tonight and southeasterly at 5-15 mph on Friday.
The Almanac

Yesterday's high 84
Average high 83
Average low 64
Precipitation Wednesday .00"
Precipitation for the month 1.82" (- 1.13")
Precipitation for the year 27.65" (+ 10.87")
Snowfall this season  0.0"
The Records for Thursday
Record High 99 in 1999
Record Low 50 in 1891
Sunrise & Sunset
5:51 AM & 8:47 PM
Have a great day!
Meteorologist Dave Dahl

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Minneapolis/St. Paul

Broken Clouds
82° | 64°
  • Feels like: 74° F
  • Wind: SW 8mph
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Fri Scattered thunderstorms
    82° | 66°
  • Sat Mainly sunny
    86° | 64°
  • Sun Isolated thunderstorms
    77° | 58°
  • Mon Partly cloudy
    78° | 60°