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NOAA's outlook points to hotter-than-normal summer for Minnesota

Grab that sunscreen and hit the lake.

The early forecast for this summer bodes well for those who like it hot. 

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center on Thursday released its monthly and seasonal outlook maps, which have Minnesota seeing warmer-than-normal temperatures into the fall. Much of the U.S. is also expected to see hotter temps this summer. 

Here's the temperature outlook for June, which shows the entire state of Minnesota is likely to be hotter than normal.

The normal high temperature in June is nearly 80 degrees in the Twin Cities, while the average low is about 60 degrees. 

Looking further ahead, for the three months from July-September, Minnesota is leaning hotter. The average high temperature in July for the Twin Cities is in the low 80s, which is typically the hottest time of year. The average low temp is 65 degrees. 

The outlook for whether it'll be a wetter-than-normal summer is still uncertain. For most of the summer, Minnesota has equal chances of having a drier than normal, average and wetter than normal summer (June-August). 

Here's that outlook map: 

Remember, these are still extremely early predictions of the weather this summer but we'll give you permission to start getting excited about plenty of gorgeous days spent on the lake. 

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