It doesn't look like earlier predictions that the Twin Cities could hit triple digits Thursday will pan out. But August isn't giving way to fall weather without a fight.
NWS has issued an excessive heat watch for Thursday, the Pioneer Press reports.
Friday will be 90 and the weekend will bring highs in the mid-80s, the weather service says.
Minnesota State Fair officials are preparing for the Great Minnesota Sweat-Together, the Star Tribune says. Unseasonably high temperatures and a lack of rain have created high fire-danger ratings in northwest Minnesota, the Fargo Forum reports.
WCCO says there could be a shower Sunday night: