Weekend forecast: Less humid; warm Saturday, hot Sunday

Dry weekend in most locations

I’ll get to the weekend forecast shortly. First, I should mention that there are some scattered thunderstorms in parts of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin around midday this Friday.

There were some severe weather reports in Goodhue County, Minn. and Pierce County, Wisc. around midday:

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Friday severe weather reports
National Weather Service

The gust of 65 knots at Red Wind Wing airport at 11:56 a.m. was equal to around 75 mph.

Additional scattered thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon and evening as well, especially in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio network, and you can see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction center shows a marginal risk of severe weather today and tonight (shaded dark green) from southeastern Minnesota into Wisconsin:

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Severe weather outlook Friday and Friday night
NWS Storm Prediction Center

Marginal risk means that an isolated severe thunderstorm is possible.

Weekend temps and dew points

Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 78 degrees this time of year. The metro area will top out in the mid to upper 80s on Saturday. Highs will be in the 80s across most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin Saturday afternoon:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

There’ll be some 70s in northeastern Minnesota.

Saturday afternoon dew points will be in the comfortable 40s in most areas:

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

Sunday highs reach the 90s across much of Minnesota and western Wisconsin:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Far northern Minnesota will have Sunday highs in the 80s.

Sunday afternoon dew points will be in the 50s:

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

Saturday and Sunday look rain-free in most areas.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.

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