return of the 90s; which years had the more than 90+ peaks?

After 9 consecutive days with highs in the 90s, the Twin Cities peaked at 87 degrees on Saturday.

Highs will return to the ’90s this Sunday in the Twin Cities and most of the southern half of Minnesota, as well as west-central Wisconsin. Northern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin will see mostly 80s and there could be a few 70s in far north Minnesota near the Canadian border. Dew points will be quite comfortable this afternoon, mainly in the lower 50s.

June temperatures of 90 or more

Today will be our 10th day in June with a high of 90 degrees or more in the Twin Cities. A check from Twin Cities meteorological records only revealed 6 other months of June with 10 or more days 90 degrees or more:

June highs of 90 or more

Minnesota State Climatology Office data / tabulated by Ron Trenda

The highest June total was 17 90 days or more, in 1933.

Sunday Thunder Chances

The northern third of Minnesota and much of northern Wisconsin will have the best chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this Sunday and Sunday night.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center shows a marginal risk of severe weather in a small part of northeastern Minnesota and much of northern Wisconsin this Sunday and Sunday evening.

The marginal risk area is shaded in dark green on the NWS chart below:

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Severe weather outlook Sunday and Sunday evening

National Meteorological Service

Marginal risk means that an isolated severe thunderstorm is possible. Severe weather forecasts are updated several times a day by the NWS Storm forecasting centerr.

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and Western Wisconsin on Minnesota Public Radio. network, and you can see the updated weather information on the MPR News live weather blog.

Temperature trends

Monday’s highs reach the 80s in most places, with 70s in far north Minnesota:

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Highs expected on Monday

National Meteorological Service

Monday dew points will be mostly in the comfortable 40s:

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Monday 13:00 dew point forecast

National Meteorological Service

Returning to warm temperatures, peaks in the Twin Cities metro area are expected to reach the mid-80s on Tuesday, followed by upper 80s on Wednesday and lower 90s on Thursday. The highs then retreated to the mid-80s on Friday.

Temperatures next weekend and the week after could be on average close to normal. The NWS Climate Prediction Center does not show a trend for above or below normal temperatures in Minnesota or Wisconsin from June 20 to 26:

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Temperature outlook June 20-26

NWS Climate Prediction Center

Better chance of rain this week?

Most parts of Minnesota are either unusually dry or drought in right now. Our best chance of significant rain this week will be Thursday. NOAA’s Global Forecast System (GFS) model may be exaggerating the rain cover for Thursday a bit, but it shows a good batch of rain:

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Simulated radar for Thursday

NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

Hopefully we’ll see some soakers!

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