Before more seasonable air can filter into Minneapolis for Labor Day, severe thunderstorms will first threaten the city.
A cold front slicing into the steamy air in place across Minneapolis will touch off thunderstorms capable of causing damage early Saturday night.
The strongest thunderstorms threaten to produce damaging winds, hail and downpours. An isolated tornado touching down cannot be ruled out.
Anyone spending Saturday evening outdoors should heed all storm-related warnings and seek shelter as soon as such warnings are issued or thunder is heard.
In the wake of the thunderstorms Saturday night, the heat and humidity will noticeably ease for Sunday and Labor Day. Dry weather and seasonable daytime high temperatures will compliment the weather these days.
Temperatures Sunday night will drop into the 50s for the first time since August 15.
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As a strengthening storm system converges on the Atlantic coast, pockets of severe weather will develop in the eastern part of the United States into Friday evening.
A rare storm for late July will deliver drenching rain and miserable conditions to a large part of the mid-Atlantic and southern coast of New England to end the week and start the weekend.
Firefighters were gaining control of the massive wildfires raging across southeastern France on Thursday, but warned that the fire danger remains high.
Even though Hurricane Hilary remains well away from the southwestern United States, the storm could still bring hazards to swimmers and surfers in the final days of July.
Summer warmth vanished from the United Kingdom since the middle of the month and is not expected to return anytime soon.
While the north-central United States will get a break from storms in some locations and heat in others late this weekend, the pattern will resume as July ends and August begins.