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September preview now; summer heat returns next week

Highs in the 70s return

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Tuesday’s skies reminded us that summer thunderstorm season is not over just yet. Check out this video of a small tornado forming near Ellendale, Minn. 

September preview

Cooler north breezes blow Wednesday. Highs barely crack the 70s across much of Minnesota, with some towns lingering in the 60s. Welcome to average — for Sept. 14.

Forecast highs today
Forecast highs Wednesday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Warmer again next week

There are still signs that 80s will return next week. Scattered rain chances pop up Thursday into Friday, and again Saturday. Sunday looks like the sunnier day of the weekend. The weather looks glorious next Monday and Tuesday.  

NOAA temperature forecast for Minneapolis
NOAA temperature forecast for Minneapolis
NOAA via Weather Bell

State Fair heat?

I’m still watching signs of possible heat late next week. Several models suggest highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees for at least part of the 12-day State Fair run this year. NOAA’s 8-14 day outlook favors warmer than average temperatures across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes.

8 to 14-day temperature outlook
8 to 14-day temperature outlook