Warmer Temperatures and Chance of Showers this Week

A couple of late-day showers or thunderstorms are possible on Monday, with temperatures expected to be warmer. After a cooler weekend, Monday will see temperatures in the low to mid-80s. The dew points will also increase, making it feel muggier in the afternoon.

The combination of higher dew points and an upper-level disturbance will create a chance of showers or thunderstorms, mainly in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The chance of rain will be relatively isolated, with slightly higher chances in the northeast.

On Tuesday, temperatures will be a bit cooler as the dew points drop again. Highs will mainly be in the 70s, with a few low 80s in southern Minnesota. However, later in the week, temperatures will heat up again. An upper-level high-pressure ridge, known as the “heat dome,” is forecasted to build back into the north-central United States for the weekend and early next week.

By as early as Saturday, highs near 90 degrees are possible in southern Minnesota. Some models even predict a string of 90-degree temperatures throughout the weekend and early next week.