Thunderwear Alert. No watches or warnings (yet), but the atmosphere overhead is just unstable enough for storms capable of hail and even some strong (60 mph+) wind gusts from mid-afternoon into the evening hours. The slow movement of some of these cells may squeeze out significant rain as well, maybe some 1-3" amounts - I could see some urban and small stream flooding into the late evening hours. NWS Doppler radar at 2:32 pm.
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One of the best meteor showers of the year peaks this weekend. Typhoon Lan expected to intensify near Japan, Fall foliage hits peak near the Minneapolis metro, and drought continues to grip much of the nation.
Enjoy one more nice day on Friday as highs approach 80 in the Twin Cities, as a change is in the works for the weekend into early next week. When will highs fall back to around average? Click to find out! - D.J. Kayser
Nice weather will continue into the day Thursday across the state, although highs will be slightly cooler than Wednesday. Highs could be near record territory Friday, though! There is a cool down in the 7 day - when does it arrive? Click for more! - D.J. Kayser
Tuesday was a perfect day, spring, fall or summer - it can't get much better than yesterday was, with blue sky, gentle breezes, low humidity, fewer bugs and less pollen in the air. Postcard Perfect. Our weather winning streak spills over into the end of the week with a few more 70s before a rumble of thunder Saturday afternoon heralds the arrival of a cooler front. No s-s-s-s-whatever in sight, but give it a couple of weeks. Word to the wise: take full advantage of the next 3 days. This won't come around again anytime soon.
Under a postcard sky we should enjoy 3 or 4 days above 70F between now and Saturday, when a stiff southerly wind may fuel a few showers and T-showers. A couple of Canadian fronts cool us off next week - nothing controversial or awe-inspiring is brewing just yet. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson