Friday cold front; 80 degrees again by Monday?

Another shot at 80 degrees early next week for parts of Minnesota

Rainfall timing and totals Friday.
Rainfall timing and totals Friday
Twin Cities National Weather Service

Get ready to ride the temperature roller coaster in the next few days Minnesota.

Minnesota enjoyed another spectacular early Autumn day Thursday. We’re riding the northern edge of a summery air mass across the central Plains into the Dakotas.

Temperatures Thursday afternoon
Temperatures Thursday afternoon.
Oklahoma Mesonet

Friday brings a cold front and cooler northwest breezes. A band of scattered showers rides the front through eastern Minnesota Friday. The most favorable timing window for scattered rains in the Twin Cities and eastern Minnesota favors the midday and early afternoon hours.

NOAA’s NAM 3 km resolution model loop below paints the showers riding eastward between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday.

NOAA NAM 3 km model
NOAA NAM 3 km model between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday
NOAA via tropical tidbits

Highs Friday will hover in the 60s across Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Friday
Forecast high temperatures Friday.

Saturday brings similar temperatures with plenty of sunshine.

Sunday warm front

Next week brings another shot of late summer-like temperatures. Sunday will be the warmer day of the weekend.

Forecast high temperatures Sunday
Forecast high temperatures Sunday.

The warmth is likely to linger through the last days of September. Highs may reach 80 degrees again from the Twin Cities westward next week.

Forecast high temperatures Tuesday PM
Forecast high temperatures Tuesday.

The steamy summer of ‘21 is starting to linger like an endless summer of ‘21.

But Minnesotans know it can’t last forever.


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