The workweek will be a mostly sunny one for Minneapolis, but clouds and some rain will roll in just in time for the weekend.
Temperatures reached 74 degrees Wednesday with some sunshine, making the day feel very similar to the past couple of days.
Thursday and Friday will feel summerlike, despite the beginning of fall last week, with high temperatures soaring to near 80 degrees. Nighttime lows will not drop below 60 degrees, giving the city a mild reminder of summer days past.
Friday will bring the chance for an afternoon thunderstorm, but the real rain will come Saturday. The high temperature Saturday will be a noticeable drop from midweek, and as much as ten degrees cooler than Friday thanks to the rain.
Sunshine will return by Sunday and Monday with afternoon temperatures getting back into the 70s.
Cool and unsettled weather will continue across the Northeast through late week.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.
It was a rather active past few days with tornadoes, flash flooding, and damaging winds targeting many communities from Tennessee to Massachusetts and in Colorado.
A pair of tropical threats will target areas from China and Taiwan to Guam this week.
Following the thunderstorms of early in the week, the Nation's Capital will see cooler and less humid air midweek.
Otterbein, IN (1990)
A total of 2" of rain in 40 minutes (10 miles west of Lafayette).
Southern CA (1991)
Torrid heat: 120 at Borrego Springs; 119 at Death Valley and Palm Springs.
Big Delta, AK (1992)
A rare tornado touched down; first since 1979 in Alaska.