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'Fantastic' weather this weekend; sticky air, storms return next week

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This weekend's weather is shaping up to be pretty perfect.

Minnesotans have had to deal with some storms the past few weekends, but this weekend we'll see some of the "fairest summer weather Minnesota has to offer," meteorologist Paul Huttner wrote on the MPR News Updraft blog.

The National Weather Service in Duluth is calling the forecast "fantastic."

Temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s across much of the state, and the National Weather Service says no rain is expected for the majority of the weekend. There is a chance western Minnesota could see some showers later Sunday, but otherwise much of the region will remain dry.

And thanks to the breeze from Canada, dew points are being kept in the 50s (that's comfortable on the dew point comfort scale) Friday and for much of the weekend, meteorologist Paul Douglas explains on the Star Tribune weather blog.

Sticky weather returns

Enjoy the dry, muggy free weather while it lasts. The National Weather Service says an upper level ridge will start to build Monday, bringing warmer temperatures and higher dew points.

Minnesota could hit 90 degrees a few times next week, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather service notes. Huttner says there will also be "tropical dew points" in the 70s (that's borderline intolerable on the dew point scale), which, he says can make Minnesota feel more like Florida.

There's also a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms for most of next week, however meteorologists haven't pinpointed the timing of the wet weather, the National Weather Service adds.

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