By Todd Nelson, filling in for Douglas:
I'm not sure about you, but I'm pretty sure I sweated through every piece of clothing I was wearing on Friday. MSP airport recorded its second-highest dew point ever with an incredibly soupy reading of 81 degrees. The highest was 82 degrees on July 19, 2011.
Tropical dew points helped bring heat index values well into the triple digits across much of the state. The official reading at MSP was a whopping 115F! In the past six months, we've endured a 172-degree swing in the feels-like temperature. The peak heat index was 115 degrees on Friday and the minimum windchill was minus 57 degrees on Jan. 29. Uffda!
Weather conditions today will be much more tame. Comfy temps and humidity values will make for a fairly enjoyable Sunday. After a somewhat sunny start, clouds will increase with a very slight T-storm chance later on.
The week ahead looks mostly dry and pleasant with temps in the low 80s and more tolerable humidity.
Happy National Ice Cream Day!