Hot today, thunderstorms early this evening followed by cooler temperatures Wednesday
Today will be the 32nd day above 90 degrees in the Twin Cities this year with highs this afternoon expected in the low 90s with Hazy Sunshine and Southwest Winds at 10 to 20 mph. It will be Humid Today too with Dew Point temperatures in the mid 60s producing Heat Index Values in the mid 90s.
The Heat and Humidity Today combined with an incoming Cold Front will lead to Rapid T-Storm Development over the Twin Cities especially suburbs east of the Mississippi River after 5 p.m. Some of the T-Storms could be Severe with Damaging Winds, Hail, Brief Heavy Downpours and even a Tornado. The Risk for Severe T-Storms in the Twin Cities is from 5pm to 10pm mainly eastern suburbs and western Wisconsin including New Richmond, Hudson, River Falls and Prescott from 6pm to 11pm.
Scattered Showers and T-Storms will again move through the Twin Cities for the morning Rush Hour from 5am to 11am on Wednesday but Severe Weather is not expected. Clouds and Northwest Winds will bring a much Cooler Day on Wednesday in the Twin Cities with highs in the upper 60s
TODAY: HEAT ADVISORY FOR HOT TEMPS AROUND WITH HEAT INDEX IN MID 90s
Hazy Sunshine, Hot, Humid and Breezy then Scattered T-Storms after 5 p.m. and some could be Severe with Risk for Tornadoes, Damaging Winds, Hail and Heavy Rainfall. Chance for Scattered T-Storms after 5 p.m. is 90%.
HIGH: 91 Degrees. ( Heat Index 94 degrees )
Wind: Southwest at 10 to 20 mph with Higher Gusts near T-Storms.
Cloudy with Scattered T-Storms and some could be Severe in the evening with Risk for Tornadoes, Damaging Winds, Hail and Heavy Rainfall until 10 p.m. then Scattered Showers and T-Storms ( not Severe ) from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Chance for Showers and T-Storms after 5 p.m. is 90%.
LOW: 65 Degrees.
Wind: Southwest 10 to 15 mph early evening then Northwest at 10 to 15 mph after 10 p.m.
Cloudy, Breezy and Much Cooler with Scattered Showers especially in the morning until 10 a.m. then Isolated afternoon Showers and Sprinkles. Chance for Scattered Showers is 90% in the morning until 10 a.m. and 40% in the afternoon.
HIGH: 68 Degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
LOW: 58 Degrees.
TWIN CITIES METRO OUTLOOK:
THURSDAY…………70 / 54 AM Clouds then Partly Cloudy, Breezy & Cool.
FRIDAY…………….…76 / 58 Mainly Sunny.
SATURDAY………….78 / 60 Mostly Sunny.
SUNDAY……………..75 / 60 Partly Cloudy with Isolated Showers. Chance for Isolated Showers is 40%.
MONDAY……………71 / 54 Partly Cloudy with some Spotty Showers. Chance for Spotty Showers is 40%.
The average low and high for the extended period is 58 and 76 degrees.
Metro Area Climate Data for Today.
Record High……98 set in 1922
Record Low….…36 set in 1885 & 1962