Friday was hot and humid. Saturday was stupid-hot and humid. Sunday was awesome. Today is going to be awesome. But today will not last forever and neither will the comfortable weather that Minnesota is experiencing.
Come Tuesday, a slight rise in humidity will translate to thunderstorm chances – a chance that some go severe – followed by another pleasant day Wednesday before the heat and humidity begin to increase ahead of the weekend.
The simulated future radar from the NAM NEST computer model guidance shows storms firing over South Dakota today, followed by storms in Minnesota, including the Twin Cities area, on Tuesday.
"We'll get one last 'open windows' kind of day on Wednesday, with high pressure overhead. Wednesday morning will likely be the last time for several days communities south of I-94 will have a shot at dipping below 60 for overnight lows, while Thursday morning will be the last for areas north of I-94," reads Monday's forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service (NWS).
By Thursday afternoon, dewpoints could be rising back into the 70s south of I-94.
"Those 70+ degree dewpoints then look to remain with us into at least the start of next week," the NWS discussion adds.
High temps are forecast to rise into the low-to-mid 90s this coming weekend. That kind of heat coupled with tropical dewpoints in the 70s will likely lead to heat advisories and possibly another excessive heat warning, in addition to what the NWS expects to be an active pattern that could feature nightly lines of storms.
It's happened just 17 times since 1973.
Areas to the north of Mankato were hit the hardest.
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Here comes the heat and humidity.
Damaging winds and tornadoes are the main threats.
The heat and humidity will be rising significantly later this week.
Two twisters struck around 1 a.m. Saturday, with the other two hitting later Saturday night.
The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Saturday.
Storms are forecast to develop between 3-6 p.m. Saturday.
An excessive heat warning is in effect.
Most of those without power are in the Twin Cities metro area.
Winds could gust up to 90 mph, the weather service said.
Buckle up, Minnesota. It's going to be a wild 48 hours.
The best chance for damaging winds appears to be in northwest and north-central Minnesota.
Make sure you have a way to be alerted to warnings.
A bigger concern may be storms that hit the same areas, creating a risk for flooding.
Kenny and Jim break down what's ahead and look back at the deadly tornado from last week.
Storms could be rocking in and around the Twin Cities after dark.
It could be a loud Monday night in the Twin Cities.
Very large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.
The recent volatile stretch of weather is set to continue.