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An arc of warmth is now developing across the U.S. taking hot temps from the Southwest, transporting them up and over a relative trough with slightly below average temperatures in the Southeast thanks to unsettled conditions. If this pattern persists, it could be a very warm dry summer for Minnesota.
Humidity levels will gradually rise the next few days. We'll start toasty warm Thursday and ease into a bit more steamy warmth by the latter half of the weekend as dew points climb into the 60s. It won't be oppressive, but it will certainly feel uncomfortable.
Much of the region is likely to be in the 90s with triple digits possible this weekend as the summertime heat arrives in Minnesota. The Twin Cities are likely to see solid mid 90s.
Summer will get kicked into high gear as a ridge of heat moves from the West Coast into the Upper Midwest starting in earnest on Friday and going into next week. It's tough to know exactly how long it will last, but doesn't show much of a cool down through midweek.
The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins June 1 and one of the names for this year has already been used.
A hot, humid Monday is setting the stage for the potential development of storms in the evening, according to the FOX 9 Weather Team.
President Joe Biden visited FEMA headquarters to receive a briefing on the 2021 hurricane season and preparedness efforts. He also announced plans to increase funding to better prepare for extreme weather.
Some isolated severe storms are possible in the Minnesota area Thursday.
FOX 9 is tracking a damaging tornado confirmed near Northfield, Minnesota Wednesday night.
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn describes response to a reported tornado in Rice County near Webster, Minnesota.
A funnel cloud was spotted near Owatonna, Minnesota amid a tornado warning in Steele and Rice counties Wednesday night.
The Twin Cities will see rising dewpoints over the next few days as Gulf of Mexico moisture surges northward. It's gonna feel a lot more like summer around here starting Wednesday and going right through the weekend.
The Twin Cities are about to get their first taste of summer style warmth and humidity. As the Gulf of Mexico , opens up, moisture will surge northward pushing dewpoints into the 60s for the first time this year and may stick there into next week.
Videos from western Wisconsin show heavy hail failing during afternoon storms.
More storms are expected to continue hitting the southeastern United States Wednesday, after days of relentless severe weather has already left several areas with dangerous flooding and tornado damage.
The risk of severe weather continued Tuesday across much of the southern U.S. after tornadoes ripped through parts of the region on Sunday night and Monday — killing at least two people in Georgia.
Multiple tornadoes were reported Sunday night across Mississippi, damaging buildings and causing downed trees and power lines.
It's only early April and some below average temperatures look more likely next week as cold air spills out of Alaska and Canada, which would spell another widespread freeze for much of Minnesota.
Some rumbling thunderstorms brought hail to the Twin Cities area Tuesday night.