Temperatures are heading upward again. Sunday highs will reach the 90s in roughly the southern half of Minnesota:
There will be mainly 80s to the north, with a few upper 70s near the Canadian border. It will feel slightly more humid than Saturday, but not muggy. Dew points will be mainly in the lower 50s:
It will be breezy, with afternoon wind gusts in the 16-25 mph range in many spots:
Forecast gusts are in knots, with 19 knots equal to around 22 mph. Higher gusts can be expected near any thunderstorms that develop in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday rain chances?
Parts of northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin will see some scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday and Sunday evening.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential rain pattern:
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center shows a marginal risk of severe weather in portions of northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin this Sunday and Sunday night.
The marginal risk area is shaded dark green on the NWS graphic below:
Marginal risk means that an isolated severe thunderstorm is possible. The severe weather outlook is updated several times each day by the Storm Prediction Center.
Here’s the Duluth NWS office discussion of Sunday thunderstorm timing:
This Updraft blog will be updated around 10:20 a.m. with 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 4:39 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.
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