Today's Forecast

Even though dew points were a little lower today after the mid 70s we had yesterday, it still was muggy!  My dad used to say, "it's as thick as pea soup out there today".  I think that about sums it up!  Unfortunately, there hasn't been enough of a breeze to really help us out the last couple of days.  The winds will begin to increase on Saturday as a frontal system slowly pushes into Minnesota from the west.  South winds will increase to around 10 to 15 miles per hour by Saturday late afternoon, and probably stay at that level through the weekend.  This will increase our chances for thunderstorms, with the best chance either Saturday night or late Sunday.  A few of the storms could become severe, especially out in the western part of the state Saturday night, but then even here in eastern Minnesota late Sunday.  Temperatures will help feed the thunderstorms, with highs on Saturday reaching the mid 80s and highs on Sunday getting into the upper 80s to around 90! 
The Outlook

Next week is still looking cooler.  Right now it looks as though we'll have a drier day on Monday, with a high in the upper 70s to around 80.  Tuesday and Wednesday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will cool us a little more, with highs both days probably staying in the mid 70s.  Thursday still looks like the coolest day with a high in the low 70s, but enough sunshine to make it a very nice day to be at the Fair.  That might be the day that sets the attendance record for this year!  The Labor Day Weekend still looks warmer at this point, but it could get a little stormy.  Right now it looks as though showers and thunderstorms will form late Sunday and could linger as showers into Labor Day.  There's plenty of time for this part of the forecast to change, so don't alter your plans just yet.
The Wind Forecast
The winds should be northeasterly at 5 mph tonight and southeasterly at 5-10 mph on Saturday.
The Almanac
Yesterday's high 85
Average high 80
Average low 61
Precipitation Thursday .07"
Precipitation for the month 1.29" (- 1.76")
Precipitation for the year 29.39" (+ 8.47")
Snowfall this season  0.0"
The Records for Saturday
Record High 97 in 1948
Record Low 42 in 1891
Sunrise & Sunset
6:24 AM & 8:06 PM
Have a great day!
Meteorologist Dave Dahl

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Minneapolis/St. Paul

86° | 72°
  • Feels like: 69° F
  • Wind: NE 8mph
  • Humidity: 96%
  • Sun Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm
    90° | 66°
  • Mon More sun than clouds
    78° | 60°
  • Tue Showers
    74° | 58°
  • Wed Chance of showers
    72° | 55°