I like the weekend weather without thunder.
It was a chilly start today, but the temperature recovered in the afternoon. Sunday’s official minimum temperature at MSP Airport was 52 degrees Celsius. Many metropolitan locations plummeted in the late 40s. While lows in the 40s were fairly common in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, he dipped into his 30s in a few spots in north-central and northeastern Minnesota.
Sunday’s highs will mostly be in the 70s, with parts of northeastern Minnesota hitting the 60s a few times. High pressure continues from near James Bay in Canada to Wisconsin and Minnesota, so we’ll be enjoying plenty of sunshine this afternoon. Sunday afternoon dew points will be in the low 50s from his comfortable 40s.
We need to keep the rain off until Labor Day. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows no rain in Minnesota or western Wisconsin from noon today through Monday evening.
Labor Day highs are mostly in the 70’s, but some spots in western Minnesota can reach the late 80’s.
By Monday afternoon, dew points will gradually increase, reaching high 50s to near 60s in central and southern Minnesota.
Going back to the forecast highs, the Twin Cities metropolitan highs are projected to reach highs in the late 80s on Tuesday, mid 80s on Wednesday, mid 80s on Thursday and mid 80s on Friday.
Highs in the 70s are likely in the metropolitan area next Saturday and Sunday, followed by a return to above-normal temperatures next week. The NWS Climate Prediction Center shows above-normal temperature trends in Minnesota and Wisconsin from September 11th to September 17th.
aurora saturday night
Aurora was visible at times on Saturday night/early Sunday. Here are some images from Minnesota.
Especially in northern Minnesota, you may also see the Aurora on Sunday night/early Monday morning. I’ll update on that later today.
You can listen to my live weather forecast on MPR News every Saturday and Sunday at 7:35am, 9:35am and 4:39pm.