Summer is hanging tough this week as temps have risen into the 80s – along with some sticky dewpoints – that have set the stage for thunderstorms late Wednesday into the overnight hours of Thursday morning.
Novak Weather is watching the situation, and he says this could be one of the final shots at a rogue severe storm or two. Strong storms are definitely possible across central parts of Minnesota, possibly as far south as the Twin Cities metro area.
"This is not a class severe weather setup, but for late September it is rather impressive," said Novak Weather in his Wednesday's briefing for BMTN.
Here's the simulated future radar that Novak mentions in his video. It shows storms firing over central Minnesota with potential further southward development in the overnight hours.
Storms will clear out for a nice Thursday evening, followed by what could be one of our final summer-like days, especially across southern Minnesota where temps will surge into the 80s. A 90-degree reading or two can't be ruled out.
The weekend looks great, albeit potentially windy on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, at which point Novak Weather expects a big pattern change that will bring much cooler temperatures to the Upper Midwest.