Sunday’s high for the Twin Cities was a record-tying 97 degrees. A few spots, mainly in southwestern Minnesota, did reach the century mark.
Heat will continue for Labor Day. High temperatures should reach the 90s for most of the state, but quite a bit cooler near Lake Superior. The Twin Cities should warm to about 97 with a southerly wind increasing to 15-25 mph.
A heat advisory will continue through Tuesday afternoon for the Twin Cities area and from counties of southeastern Minnesota near the Mississippi River into Wisconsin.
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Farther north, a heat advisory will be in effect only from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday for areas from around Brainerd and Hinckley to Duluth and northwestern Wisconsin.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms
There have been some isolated showers and storms early on Monday. They shouldn’t last very long at any one spot.
The heating of the day could generate a few more rainmakers, mainly across the north. There is a marginal risk (level 1 of 5) for severe weather late Monday in northwestern Minnesota.
An advancing cold front will bring cooler weather to western Minnesota on Tuesday. Eastern parts of the state will get the cooler temperatures on Wednesday. In the transition, there will be a slight (level 2 of 5) risk of severe storms Tuesday afternoon and evening over mainly eastern Minnesota into northwestern Wisconsin. The Twin Cities might be in the bullseye for strong storms Tuesday evening.
Wednesday through next weekend will bring comfortable September weather statewide.