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Summer continues through Friday; MSP Doppler returns Thursday

Highs in the 80s all week

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We’ve earned this, Minnesota. 

Our second summer rolls on right through this week. An unseasonably warm air mass lingers through Friday. A subtle cool front glides across Minnesota overnight. Bank thermometers still flash 80 degrees Thursday and Friday afternoon across southern Minnesota. But the air will feel little less sticky and dew points fall a few degrees into the lower 60s.

A cooler more seasonable air mass arrives this weekend with highs closer to 70 degrees into early next week.

Temperature forecast for Twin Cities
Temperature forecast for Twin Cities
NOAA via Weather Bell

Soggy Saturday? 

Thursday looks dry and warm. A slight chance of spotty showers creeps into the forecast Friday. But Saturday looks like the wettest day of the next several. The Canadian Global Environmental Multiscale model picks up the trend of widespread showers and thunderstorms Saturday, followed by cooler, drier breezes Sunday.

Canadian model rainfall coverage Saturday
Canadian model rainfall coverage Saturday
Environment Canada via tropical tidbits

Twin Cities NWS Doppler back Thursday

The Doppler helmet is back on the Twin Cities National Weather Service Doppler radar in Chanhassen, Minn. The pedestal upgrade is complete, and testing and calibrating is in progress.  The radar is scheduled to be back online by late Thursday.