Overnight rain dumped 1-2 inches in parts of central Minnesota and in a narrow band southwest of the Twin Cities, but the metro didn't get much as September continues to be a very dry month for much of the state.
Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says east-central Minnesota (basically between the Twin Cities and Duluth) is about a full month behind in terms of precipitation, which equates to more than a couple of inches of rain in many areas.
And there aren't too many indications of any soaking rains in the near-term forecast.
What is in the picture are more temperature swings. Friday looks like another warm day across southern Minnesota followed by a pleasant weekend, leading the way for much cooler daily highs next week (50s!).
As Sven points out in the video, the models are again hinting at another warming trend by the time October begins.
Also in the video:
– The annual Arctic ice minimum is well below normal for this time of year.
– Wildfire smoke has now traveled the globe.