Relief! Cool front blows through Minnesota overnight

A noticeably cooler and less humid air mass blows in the rest of this week.


A summer cool front is breezing through Minnesota. Gusty southwest winds shifted into the west and northwest behind the front. The inbound air mass is noticeably cooler and much less humid than the sticky 90s we’ve endured so far this week.

The severe thunderstorm watch that was in effect for northern Minnesota has been canceled.

Much less humid

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Dew points have been in the sticky upper 60s and 70s across parts of Minnesota early this week. Watch NOAA’s NAM 3 km model as a pocket of much drier air with dew points in the comfy 50s sweep into Minnesota behind the cool front Tuesday evening.

NOAA NAM 3 km model dew point forecast
NOAA NAM 3 km model dew point forecast between 1 pm and 7 pm Tuesday.

Highs Wednesday will be about 5 to 10 degrees cooler in most areas, with some 70s and low 80s north to mainly upper 80s in southern and western Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Wednesday
Forecast high temperatures Wednesday.

The cooler air mass will last most of this week. Friday looks like the hottest day, as high temperatures will push the 90-degree mark once again.

Forecast high temperatures Friday
Forecast high temperatures Friday.

An even cooler front blows in by Sunday. Highs will fall into the 70s north to lower 80s south. It looks very pleasant around these parts by Sunday and early next week.

But many of us still need rain. Rainfall deficits are running 2 to 5 inches in the past 60 days in many areas.

Right now rainfall chances look spotty through Friday.

Stay tuned.