Minnesota sees its hottest June in decades

Active weather continues next week

Storms continue across southern Minnesota Friday morning, and the weather remains unsettled most of next week also. The heat also returns, which means this June will end up one of hottest on record.

Friday’s forecast

The storm system which brought showers and storms across much of the state late Thursday and through the overnight is still bringing showers and storms through southern Minnesota Friday morning. 

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8:52 a.m. Friday radar
National Weather Service

Meanwhile, most of northern Minnesota is already seeing skies clear and more sunshine.

The showers and storms in southern Minnesota continue to clear out west to east this morning into this afternoon. 

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This includes a few showers and storms moving through the Twin Cities Friday morning. The southeastern edge of Minnesota could see storms linger long enough into the afternoon, that with daytime heating a few strong storms are possible.

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Severer risk Friday
National Weather Service

Damaging winds and hail are the primary threat. As storms move out, sunshine returns. High temperatures Friday range from the upper 70s north to the mid-80s south. 

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Friday high temperatures
National Weather Service

More wet weather ahead

Saturday is likely to stay dry, but by Sunday scattered showers and storms are likely across much of the state, especially in the evening and overnight hours. 

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Precipitation forecast late Sunday
National Weather Service

After that, our weather remains active through at least the first half of next week. Thanks to a wind pattern bringing winds from the south and southeast, moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will funnel into Minnesota. That contributes to daily showers and storms much of the week. 

June finishes hot

That same wind flow that brings in the moisture also keeps warm air in place over the state. Already by Saturday, the entire state is back in the 80s, with 80s and 90s likely across Minnesota next week. 

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Twin Cities forecast through Monday
National Weather Service

This means June will end with temperatures for the month well above average. 

We’re already seeing the hottest June going back to 1995, and at least 75 high temperature records have been set or tied this month. By the time June ends, this month is likely to end up as the 7th or 8th hottest June on record for Minnesota.

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