August is here! Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 83 degrees on August 1. We’ll top out in the lower 80s in the metro area Saturday afternoon, and we’ll share those lower 80s with most of southeastern Minnesota and much of western Wisconsin:
There’ll be a few mid 80s in far southeastern Minnesota. Western and northern Minnesota will top out in the 70s.
Dew points will be summery, but not steamy:
Rain and thunder chances
Scattered showers with a few embedded thunderstorms are possible this Saturday and Saturday night.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s High Resolution Rapid-Refresh (HRRR) forecast model shows the potential rain pattern Saturday through Saturday evening:
Pay more attention to the scattered nature of the rain than to the exact location of the rain at any given time.
This Updraft blog will be updated by around 10 a.m. with updated info on your weekend weather and a look at the week ahead.
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.