High temperature, humidity to dip slightly

It'll be just a bit cooler Thursday, with a high of about 89 degrees and a tad less humidity in the Twin Cities, down from 93 Wednesday. High humidity and scattered showers are likely this weekend.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Expect a high of about 89 degrees Thursday in the Twin Cities. KARE 11 says it'll be a bit less humid than Wednesday:

A weak disturbance moving from northeast Nebraska, to southern Wisconsin by noon Thursday, will provide for isolated to scattered showers, and possibility a thunderstorm across far southern Minnesota, and portions of west central Wisconsin, the National Weather Service says. Elsewhere, much drier conditions will develop, but temperatures will rebound into the 80s, and lower 90s.

High temps will continue to hover around 90 through July 4, forecasters say.

Hundreds of heat records have fallen across the U.S., the Associated Press says.

No doubt energy bills will be higher due to the heat wave. KARE 11 has tips on how to efficiently use your air conditioner.

Planning to take a dip in the next few days? WCCO has a story about how to stay clear of germs at the pool.

WCCO chats with Minnesotans trying to beat the heat:

Next Up

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

MN up to 45 counties with high or substantial COVID-19 transmission

Delta is leading to more cases – and more severe cases – involving children in other states.

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 9.08.48 AM

University of St. Thomas latest to require vaccines for students, staff

The college had previously offered incentives to get vaccinated, but is now mandating them.

Pixabay - crowd park outdoors CROP

New forecast predicts more than 4 million Twin Cities residents by 2050

The Met Council believes job opportunities will also steadily grow.

Mike Zimmer

Zimmer on unvaccinated players: 'Some of the things they've read are just, woof, out there'

The coach says he's doesn't understand why some players won't get vaccinated.

Ramsey County - Karina Her booking photo crop 2

Charges: St. Paul woman killed ex-husband, buried him in her back yard

A woman is accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband and burying him in the yard.

Screen Shot 2021-08-02 at 8.02.46 AM

Riverview Cafe in south Minneapolis closes, plans to 'reassess' its future

The cafe and wine bar was open in the Longfellow neighborhood for 23 years.

Pixabay - camp food fire

Bear sightings prompt food storage mandate up north

Visitors to the forest and BWCAW will be required to 'properly' store their food.

covid, vaccine

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, August 2

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

Bloomington Walmart

Customers reportedly flee after scare inside Bloomington Walmart

People ran believing it was gunshots, but police say it was actually fireworks.

Racket website screengrab aug 2

New alt news site from former City Pages editors launches this month

Racket will be supported through a reader subscription model.

Flickr - Grand Canyon National Park - bison close-up

Dakota County to reintroduce bison to the area next year

The bison will be introduced to Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings and Rosemont.

Related

Ahh...average. Temperatures return to normal next week

After a week of record-breaking heat and humidity, temperatures will return to normal next week, with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.

Record high temps expected for July 4; Canterbury Park cancels races

Minnesota is grilling up near-record high temperatures this Fourth of July holiday. Expect about 100 degrees, with dewpoints in the mid-70s that create a heat index up to 112 degrees Wednesday afternoon. Topping 100 is rare in the metro – it's only been done four times since 1990, WCCO says.

Sweltering summer settles over Minnesota

The calendar says it's summer, and now it's about to feel like it. The Twin Cities can expect highs of about 95, and high humidity on Wednesday. A heat advisory has been issued for Wednesday for most of southern and central Minnesota. And there's more sticky weather in the forecast.

Last day of January should bring near-record temperatures

Sven Sundgaard says parts of Minnesota might even touch 50 degrees on Tuesday, and Paul Douglas shares some interesting factoids about this year's weird weather.

100 degrees? Probably not – but hot

Temperatures won't hit the century mark after all on Thursday, despite earlier predictions. It'll be muggy, though, with a predicted high of 92 Wednesday and 94 on Thursday in the Twin Cities, the National Weather Service says.