We’ll see peeks of sunshine but skies will be mostly cloudy Wednesday with a few spotty showers still. Thursday will bring more sun later in the day ahead of a big weekend warmup.
Where’s the sun?
We continue to see clouds from the weekend storm system. The center of the cutoff, upper-level low is just to the southeast, pushing clouds back in our direction from the east as the moisture rotates counterclockwise around the center.
We’ll even see a few spotty showers still on Wednesday, especially in the midday and afternoon hours between peeks of sunshine.
Highs Wednesday will be in the upper 60s to low 70s in the northwest where there will be more sunshine.
Grow the Future of Public Media
MPR News is supported by Members. Gifts from individuals power everything you find here. Make a gift of any amount today to become a Member!
Thursday will start cloudy also with decreasing clouds later in the day. Friday should yield the most sunshine of the week.
Highs Thursday will pop into the 70s for most with 60s lingering in northeast Minnesota.
July like temperatures for the weekend
We swap the upper-level low and its associated cool air with an upper-level ridge and very warm air. Highs Friday will be near 80 in southern Minnesota with highs into the 80s heading into the weekend.
While we look to likely stay just below record high values, we’ll be more than 15 degrees above normal highs. Northern Minnesota will see cooler readings, mainly in the 70s, but that’s also well above normal.