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Minnesota facing potential development of prolonged heat wave

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More sun today and much of tomorrow though there will be a few more clouds Friday and an isolated shower. 

The chance of showers (& some nominal thunder) increases Saturday morning. Next week looks HOT overall with thunder chances Monday & Wednesday, otherwise we’re CAPPED (too warm aloft) for storms….

But the big story is the potential for a heat wave beginning next week, and it could very well last through the end of June and into July. 

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"This is overall a very warm pattern for the next couple of weeks," says Sundgaard in today's video. "Pretty massive heat dome here potentially. This is the European model, but all the models agree on something similar. And if you're a statistics geek, this is a 2 to 2.5 sigma heat dome, which would mean temperatures that would be about 95 degrees-plus.

"So already by Tuesday, we're looking at low 90s here across the southern half of the state a possibility. This is the European model. Most of the models agree on bringing at least a few 90s next week.

"That's the consensus. And then longer term, it gets a little more precarious, of course, forecasting that far out, but this is basically the second half of June into the third week of July.  So a 30-day temperature anomaly. Kind of reflects the pattern that is gonna establish itself next week."

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