The hot (and smoky) weather hits just keep on coming in the steamy summer of ‘21.
We may see less wildfire smoke over Minnesota through Friday. But that means more solar radiation reaching the ground to heat up our already steamy air mass.
Highs Thursday will push past 90 degrees once again in much of Minnesota.
Friday and Saturday pump up the heat another notch. Highs in the mid-90s spread further eastward into Minnesota.
Persistent heat through next week
The latest medium-range forecast model trends suggests the high-pressure dome in the upper atmosphere will persist through next week. In fact, it may shift a bit further east toward Minnesota, which could produce even hotter temperatures.
Highs by next Tuesday appear likely to reach the upper 90s to near 100 in western Minnesota.
NOAA’s 10-day temperature outlook favors warmer than average temperatures across the Upper Midwest through the end of July.
We’re already past the annual average number of 90-degree days in Minnesota. We’ll likely add another seven to 10 days of 90-degree heat through the rest of July.
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