Classic August weather pattern through the weekend

Warm sunny days, rain chances Thursday night into Friday.

Temperatures Wednesday afternoon
Temperatures Wednesday afternoon.
Oklahoma Mesonet

This is what many of us wait for much of the year.

A classic August weather pattern unfolds through the upcoming weekend across Minnesota. That means a mix of sunny, pleasantly warm days, and maybe a little rain.

Check out the temperatures across the U.S. on Wednesday afternoon at the top of this post. You can still see the core of summer heat from the high plains of Montana southward to Oklahoma and Texas. Minnesota rides a more temperate air mass to the north with temperatures n the 70s north to 80s south.

Thursday brings another sunny beautiful day. Highs will be a few degrees cooler, with 70s north and 80s south.

Forecast high temperatures Thursday
Forecast high temperatures Thursday.
NOAA

I detailed our Thursday night and Friday rain chances here in my earlier post from Wednesday.

Friday looks cool for eastern Minnesota with some clouds and a few thunderstorms. But heat will nudge eastward into the Dakotas and far southwest Minnesota Friday afternoon.

Forecast high temperatures Friday
Forecast high temperatures Friday.
NOAA

The weekend looks mainly dry with sunny to partly cloudy skies. Highs will edge upward with highs in the 80s Saturday, to near 90 in southwest Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Saturday
Forecast high temperatures Saturday.
NOAA

Enjoy our quiet and pleasantly warm summery weather.

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