So much for the dog days of summer.
Minnesota is expected to feel a little cooler than normal for the next week. Not as cold as it was Thursday, but still below average for this time of year.
The Climate Prediction Center's 6-10 day outlook has Minnesota and much of the central U.S. with a 70-80 percent chance of seeing temperatures that are below those averages.
All that blue on the map is a little deceiving, though. Yes, temperatures will likely be colder than they normally are, but not by that much – so it'll still be pretty pleasant.
Here's the weekend forecast:
Warming up again in mid-August?
The chance for some below-normal temps continues through Aug. 17, according to the Climate Prediction Center, although the chance for cooler-than-average weather is lower, around 30-40 percent.
MPR News' Updraft Blog says one weather model shows things heating up again by Aug. 16, with a high temperature of 87 degrees in the forecast for the Twin Cities.
Between Aug. 12-25, the Climate Prediction Center shows we have an "equal chance" of seeing above average or below average temps.