SkyWarn 13 Forecast
FALL OFFICIALLY ARRIVES THIS WEEK WITH SOME OF THE WARMEST WEATHER THIS MONTH
Southerly winds have lightened some tonight, but a breeze will continue, helping to keep temperatures on the milder side. Some clouds are now passing through, out ahead of a warm front in Minnesota. Lows will be in the mid 50′s.
A warmer day will unfold Monday which is also the final full day of summer. A cold front to our west won’t make much progress in our direction through the day, with a blocking ridge to our east. Expect a similar day to Sunday, with a mostly sunny sky and some stronger southerly breezes. It should warm a bit more with highs reaching the mid 70′s. A few extra clouds may again come through at night, otherwise sunshine should once again dominate on Tuesday. Winds will be a bit lighter but with a warm air mass around, we will have a chance to reach close to 80. This means the fall season will kick off with an almost summer-like feel! The same cold front will then wash out to our west as another one takes shape through the Northern Plains. The dominant ridge will continue to hold, making for another warm and breezy day going into Wednesday as southerly flow remains, leading to highs again near 80. The next front should have more of an eastward push, and is forecast to come through into Thursday. Forecast models indicate there may be a bit more available moisture, leading to at least low end chances for a few scattered showers, and possibly a thunderstorm. Extra clouds will help keep temperatures a bit lower, with highs in the low 70′s.
By Friday another push of warmth is likely, as the old front transitions to a warm front and lifts back to our north. This will again put the state in south and southwest flow, leading to a warmer day as we have yet another chance to hit 80 degrees with plenty of sunshine. The warmth is not likely to hold for long however, and going into the first weekend of fall, a stronger cold front will be arriving. Timing will have to be watched, but it currently looks to arrive by later on Saturday. Shower chances will increase, while temperatures should be a touch cooler with some clouds. Forecast highs are in the mid 70′s. A large upper trough may then evolve, possibly setting the stage for a pattern change going into early next week. Sunday should already be cooler with highs dropping back into the seasonable 60′s with variable clouds and sun.
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