LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Darren Maier
The passage of a summer cold front can make a big difference and that is what we are enjoying across the state today. After several days of warm to hot weather along with plenty of humidity, we've seen the mercury drop down into the comfortable 70's today with dew points in the much more pleasant 50's. An upper trough is to our north, helping to generate puffy clouds from afternoon heating. A few stray showers can be found well to the north but most places will stay dry. Heading into tonight the sky will become mostly clear with lows in the pleasant 50's.
The nice, comfortable weather will continue into the start of this next work week. High pressure will be over the Midwest and Monday will come with plenty of sunshine with highs in the upper 70's to around 80. Tuesday will start off with plenty of sunshine but the next front is expected to move from the Plains into Northern Minnesota on Tuesday. This will lead to increasing clouds through the afternoon and perhaps a few scattered storms into the evening hours. Highs will return to the lower 80's. Our best chance for some showers and storms from this front will continue into Tuesday night and possibly Wednesday, depending on its eastward pace. The front will begin to move out by later Wednesday with clouds and sunshine and highs again in the 80's. Later in the week another high pressure system is forecast to move into the region from the west, returning sunshine and close to average temperatures. Highs will be in the upper 70's and lower 80's heading into next weekend.