Becoming hot, muggy Thursday; cooler Friday

Another 90 degree day Thursday

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Forecast high temperatures Thursday
National Weather Service

After some early morning showers and thunder, clearing skies will heat things up. Highs will be near 90 again in the south, but a cool front is sweeping across the state.

Hot and muggy Thursday, cooler Friday

Showers and clouds are moving out quickly through midmorning Thursday, giving way to another hot afternoon for southern Minnesota. Highs will be near 90 in the south and in the 70s north.

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Forecast high temperatures Thursday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

A cool front is sweeping across the state. It will be the focus for thunderstorm development late Thursday afternoon in to the evening.

A thunderstorm or two is possible over the Twin Cities with the initial development but the front will quickly push storms south into southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

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Forecast precipitation Thursday afternoon into evening
College of DuPage

There’s a slight risk (level 2 out of 5) of severe storms across southeastern Minnesota.

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Severe weather risk forecast for Thursday afternoon and evening
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Storm Prediction Center

Friday will bring lower dew points and more seasonable temperatures in the 80s south and 70s north. That cooler spell will persist into Saturday.

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Forecast high temperatures Friday
National Weather Service

Thunderstorm chances over the holiday weekend

The next chance of thunderstorms will come late Saturday into the overnight and early Sunday.

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Forecast precipitation late Saturday into early Sunday
College of DuPage

Behind that activity dew points will again be borderline sticky Sunday into Monday. There’s another chance of at least some thunder on the afternoon into the overnight on the Fourth of July holiday.

Temperatures will be warming up, possible already near 90 early in the week and more likely later in the week. Overall temperatures are forecast to continue to be warmer than normal.

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6-10 day temperature outlook
NOAA Climate Prediction Center

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