A summery Saturday; warm, but not humid

Still searching for rain

We’re starting our Saturday with temps in the 60s in many areas. That’s a nice change; the last time that we had a Twin Cities low temperature in the 60s was June 2.

Warm today

It’ll be warm this Saturday, but not as warm as recent days. Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 78 degrees this time of year. The metro area will top out in the mid to upper 80s this Saturday. Highs will be in the 80s across most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin Saturday afternoon:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

There will be some 70s in north-central and northeastern Minnesota.

Saturday afternoon dew points will be in the comfortable 40s in most areas:

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Saturday 1 p.m. forecast dew points
National Weather Service

It’ll be breezy, with gusts of 16-23 mph this afternoon:

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Saturday 1 p.m. forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Forecast gusts are in knots, with 18 knots equal to 20.7 mph. Wind gusts could approach 30 mph in far northwestern Minnesota this afternoon.

Rain chances?

Many areas could use some rain, but we’re not expecting any rain in Minnesota or western Wisconsin today. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential rain pattern for Saturday and Saturday evening:

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Simulated radar Saturday and Saturday evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

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

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.

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