Warmer week ahead, with Wednesday Storms

Here’s your Monday evening forecast for July 17, 2023 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Wren Clair.

After a fall-like forecast today, temperatures are on the rise back to seasonable highs tomorrow in the mid to low-80s. While we keep partly cloudy skies in place overnight, there is some chance that northern Minnesota (northern third of the state) could see the northern lights tonight. The best chance for a viewing will be late overnight past midnight.

Our next storm system brings back scattered showers and storm chances into the overnight hours Tuesday and throughout Wednesday. Some storms Wednesday will be strong to severe, with large hail and damaging winds. The greatest risk for severe weather across Minnesota into western Wisconsin looks to be Wednesday late afternoon through sunset.

Temperatures should remain comfortable late week, and then heat and humidity ramp up again Sunday into next week. Plan on a 90° stretch into next week.