A hot Saturday, with dew points falling during the afternoon

Early-morning showers move eastward

Overnight thunderstorms prompted some severe thunderstorm warnings in northern and central Minnesota. There are no longer any warnings in Minnesota or western Wisconsin.

Parts of northern and central Minnesota had 1 to 2 inches of rain in the past 12 hours. Rainfall totals were much lower in most of the Twin Cities metro area; Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport tallied just .02 of an inch.

Lingering showers and an isolated thunderstorm are possible in southeastern Minnesota and parts of northeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin this morning. 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.

Hot again

Saturday highs reach the 90s in most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, with 80s in far northern Minnesota:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Saturday dew points will be in the 60s in many areas during the morning hours, then drier dew points in the 50s will spread southward Saturday afternoon:

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

Metro area dew points will drop into the 50s by mid afternoon.

Wind gusts of 16-22 are expected in many areas today:

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Saturday 1 p.m. forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

This Updraft blog will be updated around 10:20 a.m. with a look at Sunday and the week ahead.

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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