Widespread 70s return Thursday

Another day of low humidity elevates the fire risk again.

Temperatures turn even warmer Thursday, and despite a couple areas seeing light rain chances, humidity levels remain very low under mostly sunny skies.

Thursday’s forecast

Following the mild weather Wednesday and with light southerly winds overnight, Minnesota is starting Thursday much milder than the past few frosty mornings. Most of the state is in the 40s, with a few 30s, especially northeast.

The high pressure that brought dry and sunny skies the past couple days is continuing to slide away, and that will allow a little more instability to return into the forecast. Northern Minnesota is seeing isolated morning sprinkles, and the western edge of the state could get a few light rain showers by the late afternoon or evening.

However, skies still remain mostly dry and sunny, which allows much of the state to make it into the low 70s for afternoon highs. 

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Thursday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Humidity levels will be low once again, leading to another day of an elevated fire risk for much of the state.

Higher humidity returns Friday as rain chances spread across Minnesota. 
The extended forecast including the weekend outlook will be updated around 9 a.m.

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