It's going to get seriously hot this Friday

Attention: Summer's not over yet.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

In the process of busting out the fall decor and packing away the shorts and bikinis? Well STOP.

Friday may be the first day of fall, but the weather is going to be anything but fall-like in Minnesota, because it's going to get really, really hot.

The National Weather Service is predicting near-record temperatures, with early forecasts suggesting the mercury could hit as high as 93 degrees in the Twin Cities, with similarly scorching temperatures expected in the rest of southern Minnesota.

It could push close to breaking the 71-year temperature record for Sept. 22, which was 95 degrees recorded in 1936.

Minnesotans are being told to expect a "hot and humid" Friday, and while the record high might not be surpassed, the record low could be.

"Lows Friday will likely set new records at Minneapolis St. Paul, St. Cloud, and Eau Claire," the NWS forecast discussion says, adding temperatures probably won't drop below the lower 70s.

And what will follow over the weekend? Probably some storms, with another weather front approaching that will create a "very unstable atmosphere in conjunction with impressive wind shear."

"Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are likely to develop as the front approaches," the NWS says.

A severe thunderstorm passed over Minnesota on Tuesday night, bringing with it frenzied lightning strikes and high winds.

Parts of the state, particularly in central Minnesota, sustained damage, including this industrial building that was blown down in Melrose.

Next Up

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 20

The 111 ICU patients is the fewest in Minnesota since there were 109 COVID patients in intensive care on Oct. 1.

Klobuchar

Here's what Amy Klobuchar said at Joe Biden's inauguration

The Minnesota senator was one of the leader organizers of the inauguration.

covid-19, vaccine

All of this week's COVID vaccine pilot program appointments are filled

Nearly 6,000 Minnesotans who are 65 and older registered for appointments between noon Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Lane kueng thao chauvin

Osterholm affidavit ahead of George Floyd trial warns of COVID worsening in March

Prosecutors want to delay the Chauvin trial due to a public health threat.

WCCO-AM's Sheletta Brundidge talks with Lil Nas X

830-WCCO host calls for Dave Lee's replacement to be person of color

WCCO-AM has not had a person of color as a weekday daytime host in its history.

Screen Shot 2021-01-20 at 8.57.50 AM

Harmful grass fly larvae found in shipment to International Falls

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials safeguarded the shipment until the threat could be mitigated.

Keith Ellison

Minnesota high schoolers will be reimbursed for canceled European trips

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced a settlement with the travel company Friday.

Donald Trump

Trump pardons Minnesota man convicted on drug charge in 1992

John Harold Wall was among the 143 people granted clemency in one of Trump's final acts as president.

Lyn 65

9 businesses in Richfield affected by strip-mall redevelopment plans

Affected businesses may be eligible for grants that would help keep them in Richfield.

CBP heater

More than $260K in fake heaters seized at Minnesota border

The 780 infrared zone heaters were found in a rail car bound for Ranier, Minnesota.

Ian Cole

Wild trade Greg Pateryn to Avalanche for Ian Cole

Cole won a pair of Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh and is a former first-round pick.

Related

It's going to be so hot Friday there's a heat advisory for the Twin Cities

There's even a heat advisory for the Twin Cities area because of the high temps.

Very hot, humid Thursday and Friday on tap for Minnesota

It's going to be oppressive outdoors, similar to Sunday and Monday.

Seriously, don't leave your pet in a hot car

It's extremely dangerous to leave your pet in the car in this heat.

Seriously, don't leave your pet in a hot car

It's extremely dangerous to leave your pet in the car in this heat.

It might get up to 50 degrees on Friday

Record-breaking temps are possible.

Today is going to be hot and humid – and then it'll get really stormy

Any true Minnesotan knows hot and humid weather means storms are on the way. And some could be severe.