A bright and hot Sunday; comfortable dew points

Rain chance southwestern Minn. this evening

Our average Twin Cities high temp is 83 degrees this time of year. Metro area highs are expected to reach the lower 90s this Sunday.

Highs in the 90s are expected in roughly the southern half of Minnesota and in a few spots along the Red River Valley of northwestern Minnesota:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

There will be mainly 80s elsewhere in Minnesota and in western Wisconsin.

Sunday dew points will be in the comfortable upper 40s to lower 50s:

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

Rain chances?

Sunday looks dry in most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A few scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm could develop in west-central and southwestern Minnesota Sunday evening. The rain chance will spread eastward overnight Sunday night and into Monday morning.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh (HRRR) forecast model shows the potential rain pattern from Sunday evening through Monday morning:

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Simulated radar Sunday evening through Monday morning
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

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.

This Updraft blog will be updated around 10:20 a.m. with a look at 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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