Minneapolis, Minnesota

It’s a home game for Victoria-Weather, as we are looking at Minneapolis. We will be forecasting for Minneapolis rather than the Twin Cities’ airport, like we usually do.  Let’s see if it matters.

At 653PM, CT, Minneapolis was reporting a temperature of 78 degrees with clear skies. Dew points were around 30, meaning very pleasant conditions for outdoor activities. High pressure over the center of the country is the result of a short waved ridge, so while things look very nice right now, the pattern is going to be rapidly changing.
A trough at the vanguard of an advancing jet streak  will help develop a lee trough in the Canadian Prairies. There is quite a bit of disturbed air over the western Gulf of Mexico, so there will not be open flow to the system as the associated cold front moves through Minnesota.  There may be an isolated thunderstorm late Friday ahead of the feature, and again as the associated boundary moves through early on Saturday morning, bringing a few more clouds.
Tomorrow – Sunny and warm, late showers and storms High 85, Low 55
Saturday – Isolated early showers and storms, High 84, Low 66.

TWC: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray severe thunderstorm is possible High 86, Low 56
Saturday – Partly cloudy. A stray severe thunderstorm is possible High 89, Low 68

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and very warm; a strong thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon High 86, Low 56
Saturday – Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a shower or thunderstorm around High 85, Low 68

NWS: Tomorrow – Isolated showers between 2pm and 5pm, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly sunny, High 86, Low56
Saturday – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, High 88, Low 68

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, High 87, Low 58
Saturday – Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 85, Low 69

WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 86, Low 55
Saturday – Partly cloudy with scattered storms, High 88, Low 68

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain in the evening.High 89, Low 57
Saturday – Light rain until morning, starting again in the afternoon. High 89, Low 70

Look at how empty the satellite is!

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