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Excessive heat could return to Minnesota next week; historic flooding in Kentucky

By: Joe Nelson, Sven Sundgaard – July 28, 2022

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard has plenty to talk about in today's video, including the horrific flash flooding from torrential rain in eastern Kentucky. Remember, just a few days ago the St. Louis area was hit by what's been called a 1 in 500 year flood, and now the same – perhaps worse – is happening in Kentucky.

Closer to home, drought conditions continue in Minnesota and another stretch of hot and dry weather is approaching. In fact, Sven says the models are hinting the potential for 100 degrees in the middle of next week.

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Look at how confident the Climate Prediction Center is about the Midwest having above normal temps to start August. Here's the outlook for Aug. 2-6, showing basically all of Minnesota with a 70-99% chance of warmer than normal temps.

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Here's the outlook for Aug. 4-10, showing the southern half of Minnesota – and Iowa is really cooking – with very favorable chances for hot conditions. 

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Supercharged atmosphere causing more mega-rain events

There could be a mega-rain event Saturday-Sunday in Minnesota, Wisconsin and/or Iowa.

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Mega rain event possible somewhere in MN, WI, IA

The amount of moisture in the atmosphere will be in the top 1%.

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Is the Twin Cities in line for excessive rainfall this weekend?

With severe drought conditions persisting, the metro area could really use the rain.

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The hottest heat index in Minnesota Tuesday was 115 degrees

Hutchinson wins the title for more uncomfortable place in the state on Tuesday.

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Heat index could soar into the 100s; can storms pop?

If storms can break the cap they will likely be severe, with the best chance in northern Minnesota.

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July 2022 in Minnesota was hotter, windier and drier than normal

Last year was the hottest summer on record in the Twin Cities, and this July was actually hotter than July 2021.

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Very hot and humid Tuesday; severe storms late if they pop

The "feels like" temps will be scorching on Tuesday.

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Twin Cities at risk of severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats, but a tornado or two is also possible.

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Weather with Sven: Dry heat Saturday, muggier Sunday

Do we make a run at 100 degrees Wednesday?

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Weather with Sven: Funnel cloud over Silver Lake

Emily Neu Wurm captured pictures of the funnel in the severe-warned storm.

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Where heavy rain, storms are expected Tuesday night in MN

The Twin Cities needs the rain. Will it happen this time?

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Deciphering the Dust Bowl: The makings of the 1930s heat waves

The hottest temps ever in Minnesota happened in the 1930s, but heat in modern times is more consistent and lasts longer.

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Pleasant in Minnesota now but August is coming in hot

Temps start to rise again later this week.

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Severe t-storm watch in MN for 75 mph winds, large hail, tornadoes

Storms are expected to intensify Saturday morning.

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Where to be prepared for severe weather Saturday in Minnesota

Take a look at the latest radar simulations and lightning forecasts.

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Where to be prepared for severe storms on Saturday

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard dives into the possible outcomes.

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Preview of Saturday's severe weather threat in Minnesota

It could get nasty, but what happens in the morning could play a large role in afternoon development.

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Level 3 of 5 severe risk Saturday in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Believe it when you see it. Until then, the Twin Cities has been stuck in a dry pattern.

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Severe t-storm watch in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin

The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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Unprecedented UK heat, warm MN nights are signs of climate change

The most obvious climate change fingerprint in Minnesota are warmer overnights.

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Warm pattern settles in as much of the US bakes

If you don’t like the heat… bad news.

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The last two weeks of July are going to be hot

Northern Minnesota will again be the place to be for storm chances.