Lovely Thursday on its way. Few chances of needed rain

The low pressure system that brought us gusty northwest winds on Wednesday has shifted off to the east. Thursday will be mostly sunny with a very light breeze. A few showers might break out in the afternoon, mainly across northeastern Minnesota. The Twin Cities should have a high temperature around 76.

Friday will be a sunny and warmer day. The Twin Cities should reach the low 80s in the afternoon.

A weak cold front will cross the state on Saturday and bring cooler temperatures to the northwest. The front should be mainly dry but a few isolated light showers are possible.

Cooler weather will arrive for the whole state by Sunday. I expect that the Twin Cities will enjoy a run of highs in the low to mid 70s through about next Wednesday before warming again.

Rain coming?

A better chance of measurable rain might be coming our way in the Monday-Tuesday timeframe. But the drought will persist. Some lawns have greened up but soil moisture, lake and river levels remain low.

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