The weather in Minnesota is expected to be much warmer and more humid on Friday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely throughout the day. Some areas have already experienced heavy rainfall, with estimates ranging from 1 to over 3 inches. There is also a risk of severe weather later in the day. A flood watch has been issued for the Duluth area, where more than 10 inches of rain has fallen this month. Southern Minnesota will see more sunshine and temperatures near or above 80 degrees, while northern Minnesota will be cooler with temperatures in the 60s. The warm temperatures will continue into the weekend, with a chance of thunderstorms.
On Saturday, temperatures in southern Minnesota could reach the low to mid-80s, while northern areas can expect temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The day will bring a mix of sunshine and a lingering chance of thunderstorms. The warm temperatures will continue into early next week before a significant drop in temperatures and rain arrive later in the week.
Overall, Minnesotans can expect a warm and humid day with scattered showers and thunderstorms, and the potential for severe weather. The northern region may see more clouds and cooler temperatures, while the southern region will experience more sunshine and higher temperatures. The Duluth area is at risk for flooding due to the heavy rainfall they have already received this month. The warm temperatures will persist into the weekend before a change in weather occurs next week.