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Weather Outlook Through Midday Wednesday

Here's the Weather outlook through Midday Wednesday, which shows spotty showers and storms developing across the Region on Tuesday & Wednesday. Some of the storms could produce locally heavy rainfall.

Extended Precipitation Outlook

The extended precipitation forecast through the week ahead shows pockets of heavier rain possible with some of the thunderstorms through the end of the week. Some of the heaviest rains look to fall south and west of the Twin Cities.

Twin Cities Weather Outlook For Tuesday

The weather outlook for the Twin Cities on Tuesday, June 6th shows spotty showers and storms possible once again in the afternoon. Temps will warm into the mid 90s with dewpoints still hanging on in the lower 60s.

Meteograms For Minneapolis

The hourly temps through the day Tuesday show temps starting in the upper 60s in the with highs warming into the mid 80s by the afternoon. Spotty showers and storms will develop in the afternoon with ENE winds around 10mph to 15mph.

Weather Outlook For Tuesday

Here's the weather outlook across the region for Tuesday. High temps generally warm into the 80s across the state, which will still be nearly +5F to +15F above average. However, and easterly wind off of Lake Superior will keep temps in the 60s, which will be at or slightly below average for early June.

Extended Temperature Outlook For Minneapolis

Temperatures through the rest of the week will be a little cooler than what we've been dealing with. We'll also see lower dewpoints, so it'll feel quite a bit nicer than it has over the last few days or at least not as uncomfortable.

Lower Dewpoints This Week

Dewpoints on Tuesday will still be a little uncomfortable with readings in the 60s, but a cool front will push through the region and allow cooler and lower dewpoints to filter in through the 2nd half of the week.

Extended Weather Outlook For Minneapolis

The extended weather outlook for the Twin Cities looks a little cooler through the 2nd half of the week. There could be a few spotty t-storms PM Tuesday into Wednesday and again a better chance Friday into Saturday.

Extended Temperature Outlook

The NBM extended temperature outlook for Minneapolis shows slightly cooler readings moving in as we head through the next several days. However, very summer-like readings will return as we get closer to mid-month.

Weather Outlook

Isolated showers and storms will be possible across parts of the Upper Midwest as we slide through the first full week of June. However, there appears to be another large bubble of high pressure that will settle in as we move through the end of the weekend and into early next week. This will allow things to dry out once again with sunny skies.

8 to 14 Day Temperature Outlook

According to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, the 8 to 14-day temperature outlook shows warmer-than-average temperatures settling in across much of the Central US, including the Midwest, while cooler than average temps will settle in across the Southwest.

8 to 14 Day Precipitation Outlook

According to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, the 8 to 14 Day precipitation outlook shows more active weather possible across the western half of the nation. We may see drier weather continue in the Midwest/Great Lakes as well.

Smoked Showers With a Slight Cooling Trend
By Paul Douglas

I like summer cool fronts the same way I like my steaks: rare, with a smoky aftertaste. The approach of cooler, more comfortable air sets up a surface frontal boundary that should ignite a few showers and T-storms later today. Although it won't be the heavy, steady soaking we need, for most spots today should be the wettest day of a predominately dry week. It's our best shot at rain in the near future.

In recent days smoke from fires in Canada's Quebec Province has gotten tangled up in our hazy skies, which is unusual; a symptom of the odd blocking pattern causing weather systems to stall, and even reverse course! All thanks to an "Omega Block" with storms stalled over Boston and Seattle, with a sweaty, smoky ridge of hot high pressure sandwiched in-between over the Upper Midwest.

Showers get a westward nudge tomorrow with more comfortable conditions by midweek. I see 80s this week, maybe a 70s by Sunday. Nice.

Enjoy a cooler front and free A/C. Sizzling summer heat may return later next week.

Extended Forecast

TUESDAY: Few showers, T-storms. Winds: NE 8-13. High: 85.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, chance of storms Winds: E 5-10. Low: 64.

WEDNESDAY: Cooler and drier. Clouds linger. Winds: NE 8-13. High 80.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny with lower humidity. Winds: SE 5-10. Wake-up. 60. High 83.

FRIDAY: More humid, risk of PM thunder. Winds: SW 5-10. Wake-up: 62. High 83.

SATURDAY: Clouds increase, cooler breeze. Winds: NE 10-20. Wake-up: 64. High: 79.

SUNDAY: Sunny, breezy and comfortable. Winds: NE 10-20. Wake-up: 57. High: 77.

MONDAY: Plenty of sun, trending warmer. Winds: W 5-10. Wake-up: 58. High: 85.

This Day in Weather History

June 6th

1864: Light frost is reported in St. Paul as a chilly air mass moves over the state.

Average High/Low for Minneapolis

June 6th

Average High: 76F (Record: 97F set in 2011)

Average Low: 58F (Record: 36F set in 1897)

Record Rainfall: 1.59" set in 1974

Record Snowfall: NONE

Sunrise/Sunset Times for Minneapolis

June 6th

Sunrise: 5:27am

Sunset: 8:55pm

Hours of Daylight: ~15 hours & 28 minutes

Daylight GAINED since yesterday: +1 Minute & 6 Seconds

Daylight GAINED since Winter Solstice (December 21st): ~ 6 hour & 42 minutes

Moon Phase for June 6th at Midnight

3.5 Days Before Last Quarter Moon

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National High Temps on Tuesday

Temperatures on Tuesday will be very mild from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, where highs will be above average by nearly +10F to +20F. Meanwhile, folks in the Southwest will be cooler than average by

National Weather Tuesday

The weather outlook on Tuesday will be unsettled in spots across the Central US. There could also be spotty thunderstorms across the Gulf and East Coast.

National Weather Outlook

The weather outlook through Wednesday shows spotty showers and storms developing across the Plains and the Front Range of the Rockies. There could also be a few hit or miss storms along the Gulf Coast and into the Midwest.

Extended Precipitation Outlook

According to NOAA's Weather Prediction Center, the extended precipitation outlook shows heavier precipitation across parts of the Central Plains. There could also be a few pockets of heavier precipitation through the Intermountain-West, including parts of California.

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