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Another dose of the dog days of summer is coming for Minnesota

Mother Nature is going to turn up the heat soon.

The past week has brought slightly below normal temperatures for late July in Minnesota, but that's about to change as heat is expected to build back into Minnesota this week. 

Monday will be a lot like Saturday and Sunday, with temps in the low 80s and widely scattered popcorn thunderstorms that could dump some quick, heavy rainfall on parts of southern Minnesota. Severe weather is not expected with any storms that develop. 

Tuesday will bring temps in the low 80s to the Twin Cities and abundant sunshine. 

Things change a bit for Wednesday as a cold front sags into the state, bringing with it a chance for storms. We're still about three days away, but at this point the best chance for any severe weather will be in southeast Minnesota and into Wisconsin. 

Thursday will be the coolest day of the week with highs peaking in the mid-70s, but that shot of Canadian air won't last more than 24 hours as the heat and humidity begins to build back in for Friday and the weekend. 

How hot are we talking about? 

According to the forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service, Minnesotans can expect temps close to 90 and dewpoints in the 70s, which means we're in line for some tropical heat and humidity. 

Of course, with the heat and humidity will come a chance for storms, some of which will undoubtedly reach severe levels. 

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