Today's Forecast

Today will end up being the coolest day this week.  It's not bad when the coolest day is in the mid 60s!  Clear skies and dry air will help us cool down again tonight, falling into the low 40s in most areas by Thursday morning.  If that's not enough, there could be some scattered light frost just to our east in western Wisconsin.  Even though dry air cools down quickly at night, it also warms fast during the day.  Temperatures will climb by 30 degrees or more from morning lows on Thursday, reaching highs in the mid 70s.  If that's not warm enough, how about mid 80s on Friday.  We can call that "hot" this time of the year, but it's not a record.  Friday's record high is 89 set back in 1934.
The Outlook
A weak cool front is expected to move through the state Friday night, which might trigger a few showers and thundershowers that'll linger into early Saturday.  High temperatures will drop a little for the weekend, but we'll still end up above average both Saturday and Sunday.  The morning clouds and showers will probably hold temperatures around 68 on Saturday, with highs in the low to mid 70s expected on Sunday.  The winds aloft early next week will still end up being pretty light for this time of the year, which usually translates into quiet weather for us.  Even though it's going to be mainly dry, there will be a few isolated showers and thunderstorms that develop each day through the middle of next week, so keep the umbrella handy.
The Winds
The winds should be light and variable tonight and southerly at 5-10 mph on Thursday.

The Almanac
Yesterday's high 73
Average high 66
Average low 45
Precipitation Tuesday  .00"
Precipitation for the month .00"  (- .33")
Precipitation for the year 6.50"  (- .05")
Snowfall this season 36.7"

The Records for Thursday
Record High 89 in 2000
Record Low 27 in 1989

Sunrise & Sunset
5:56 AM & 8:24 PM

Have a great day!
Meteorologist Dave Dahl

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Updated: 2:23 PM

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Minneapolis/St. Paul

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  • Feels like: 66° F
  • Wind: NNW 15mph
  • Humidity: 25%