A quiet Sunday, typical July temps

Monday night thunderstorms

Spotty severe weather was reported Saturday afternoon in parts of Minnesota.

  • There was a confirmed brief tornado touchdown at 1:06 p.m. Saturday about 14 miles southwest of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

  • Between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday there were several reports of large hail in Sibley County and Renville County, including tennis-ball size hail 3 miles SSW of Stewart in Sibley County.

  • There were reports of numerous trees blown down in Madison Lake (Blue Earth County) at 3:40 p.m. Saturday.

Sometimes you just have to pull over when the heavy rains come and the winds pick up:

Some trees were blown down in the Mankato area:

Additional severe weather reports can be found here.

You can hear updated weather information on the MPR network, and you’ll see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

A nice Sunday

Our average Twin Cities high temp is 84 degrees on July 12. Our Sunday high in the Twin Cities is expected to be around 83 degrees. Much of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will have Sunday highs in the lower 80s, with 70s in northeastern Minnesota:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Many areas will see dewpoints in the comfy 50s Sunday afternoon:

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Sunday 1 p.m. forecast dew points
National Weather Service

Twin Cities metro area high temps are projected to be in the mid 80s Monday, followed by around 80 on Tuesday, lower 80s Wednesday, mid 80s Thursday and upper 80s on Friday and Saturday.

There aren’t any chilly temps in sight. Next Sunday and the following week look warm. The NWS Climate Prediction Center shows a tendency for above normal temps in Minnesota and Wisconsin from July 19 through July 25:

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Temperature outlook July 19 through July 25
NWS Climate Prediction Center

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.

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