Hot fall weather arrives tomorrow through start of next week

Good evening! Here’s your Thursday evening forecast from Meteorologist Wren Clair:

Breezy southeasterly winds hold overnight tonight into your Friday forecast. Temperatures are on the rise into you Friday forecast, with a stretch of 80 degree highs possible tomorrow through the start of next week. Peak heating will be over the weekend and into Monday, with near record high temperatures Sunday October 1st. As temperatures warm into the mid-80s with humid conditions, it will be a dangerous and or difficult Twin Cities Marathon for runners this weekend.

Our record high for October first is 87°, set back in 1897. Right now it looks like the Twin Cities will stay a few degrees shy of that record high. That being said upper-80s Sunday are not out of the question.

When it comes to rain and storm chances, isolated showers and t’storms are possible past midnight tonight into Friday morning. Rain and storm chances during that time period or more likely west and north of the metro. Most of Friday is dry, but we’ll keep the chance for isolated afternoon showers. The risk for isolated strong to severe storms will begin across western Minnesota Friday late in the day, and continue to develop and track eastward late Friday into the overnight hours. Hail and damaging winds are the main threat overnight Friday into Saturday morning. Widespread rainfall is not expected, and most of the weekend stays dry.