Unsettled pattern with thunder chances, heating up

Above normal temperatures with highs near 90 by late week

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Above normal temperatures continue this week
National Weather Service

The pattern switches from warm and dry to occasional thunder chances with more heat and humidity this week.

Occasional rain and thunder chances through the week

Tuesday kicks off an unsettled pattern with occasional spotty rain and thunderstorm chances right into the weekend. Look for some scattered morning activity Tuesday with midday sunshine; that will destabilize the atmosphere and thunderstorms will pop up mid afternoon into the evening hours.

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Forecast precipitation 5 a.m. Tuesday through 12 a.m. Wednesday
College of DuPage Weather

There’s a marginal risk of severe weather Tuesday evening, with the primary threat of some isolated storms producing large hail.

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A marginal risk (level 1 out of 5) for severe storms is possible later Tuesday
National Weather Service

Each afternoon and evening will bring the chance of at least spotty storms popping up for most right into the weekend.

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Forecast precipitation 1 a.m. Wednesday through 4 p.m. Friday
College of DuPage Weather

Heating up with more humid air

Tuesday will see highs in the mid 80s for most. The North Shore will be cooler almost all week with highs in the 70s there.

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Forecast highs Tuesday
NOAA via pivotal weather

Dew points will be increasing to ‘sticky’ levels, in the 60s starting Tuesday afternoon into the weekend.

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Forecast dew points Tuesday afternoon
NOAA via pivotal weather

By Thursday and Friday we’re looking at highs near 90 for many parts of southern and western Minnesota. Fittingly, meteorological summer begins Thursday.

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Forecast highs Thursday
NOAA via pivotal weather

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