Lovely Labor Day, then getting warmer

Labor Day will be a lovely day across our area as soon as areas of morning fog — mainly in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin — burn off. High temperatures will be mainly in the 70s across the state with spotty low 80s likely in western Minnesota. The North Shore will be cooler with highs in the upper 60s. The Twin Cities should hit about 77 with a light southeast breeze.

A warming trend will then come our way for much of the week. Here is a quick look at the forecast for the next several days for the general Twin Cities area.

Forecast for the Twin Cities area
Forecast for the Twin Cities area
Twin Cities National Weather Service

Getting hot!

The Twin Cities could see temperatures heating into the 90s on Thursday. A cold front will then bring cooler temperatures for Friday and next weekend.

Rain?

Yes, much of our region needs rain. However, this week doesn’t look very promising in that department. In the short term, we will certainly be dry for the next few days. Meanwhile, prolonged heavy rain will drench areas from the Mid-Atlantic States into New England on Monday and Tuesday.

Rainfall forecast through 7 a.m. Wednesday
Rainfall forecast through 7 a.m. Wednesday
NOAA Weather Prediction Center

Closer to home, Minnesota might see some scattered showers late in the week, around Friday-Saturday, but don’t count on it. A number of these weak weather systems have fizzled before reaching us this summer.

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