Skip to main content

Another steamy day in Minnesota, followed by cooler air and some rain

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

It's another hot and steamy day across Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. High temperatures were expected to be in the 90s across most of the region Saturday. Along with high humidities, the heat index readings approached 100 degrees.

A heat advisory was posted for much of North and South Dakota, part of northwestern Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area until 7 p.m. Saturday.

The risk of heat-related illnesses increases for people who spend time outside or don’t have an air conditioner, according to the National Weather Service.

It recommends taking extra precautions if you work outside, and suggests rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or late evening if possible. Wearing loose-fitting clothing and drinking lots of water are also suggested.

The mini-heat wave began on Friday, when hot and humid weather moved in over the region, bringing with it the high heat indexes.

Friday night, it was still 85 degrees in the Twin Cities at 10 p.m., and the heat index at that time was still at 90 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

Actually we haven't had all that many days of 90 degrees or more this summer. But several cities in the area broke that mark for high temperatures this week.

The high temp at MSP airport was 91 degrees on Saturday, and 94 on Friday. In St. Cloud, it was 87 on Saturday and 91 on Friday.

And it certainly could be a lot worse. By comparison, Phoenix reached 117 degrees Friday for a high, and the low temperature was 93 degrees.

Cooler Saturday night, possibly stormy

After another blistering Saturday day, cooler air is expected to advance into Minnesota after a cool front drives through the state Saturday night into Sunday, according to MPR.

Showers and a few storms will spread from west to east on Sunday.

The storms are likely to develop in the Dakotas Saturday night before advancing through Minnesota, the Grand Forks Herald notes. And the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of the Dakotas and a small portion of northwest Minnesota, effective until 1 a.m. Sunday.

On Sunday, we should see more cloudy conditions with temperatures topping out in the low to mid-80s, as well as some scattered showers and a possible thunderstorm, the NWS notes.

Next week, the weather will be quite different, with several chances for significant rainfall and much cooler temperatures. Highs will mainly be in the 70s, but they may struggle to get out of the 60s on Wednesday, according to the weather service. By the end of next week, we'll be back to normal temperatures for this time of year.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-01-14 at 9.52.35 AM

Four arrested after attempted carjacking at Moorhead gas station

The incident occurred at around 3:40 p.m. at the Travel Mart in Moorhead.

Pexels smartphone use app

App linked to bullying resurfaces in MN, prompting warning from school

The app allows users to anonymously send messages to anyone else with the app.

St. Croix County Sheriff's Office

Hudson woman killed in crash, pickup driver possibly drunk-driving

The crash occurred at around 12:16 a.m. Thursday.

pexels sorry closed sign hand

What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2022?

Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.

Matt Asiata

Ex-Viking Asiata's son in critical condition after double-fatal shooting

Two teenage boys were killed and Ephraim Asiata was critically wounded.

14329979161_aab5bcd2cc_k

Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge briefly closed after person climbs to the top

The famous bridge was closed to traffic for more than an hour Thursday evening.

ambulance

State Patrol: 6-year-old girl hit, killed on Highway 169

The girl was on the highway when she was struck.

police tape, crime scene

Son arrested for killing of father in south Minneapolis home

It marks the second homicide in Minneapolis this year.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's fast start can't snap Grizzlies winning streak

Memphis extended its streak to 11 games with a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild have 2 players named to NHL All-Star Game

The Wild could have a third representative through the "Last Man In" ballot.

trattoria mucci facebook

Popular Italian eatery in Uptown to permanently close

The owner of Trattoria Mucci said it "just didn't work out this time."

colbert redmons billboard jan 2022

MN popcorn shop gets Times Square billboard via 'The Late Show'

The last time Redmon's Popcorn got national attention, it shut down two days later.

Related