Weekend forecast: July heat returns; Saturday showers favor southwest Minnesota

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If it’s too cool for you right now, you’ll be happy to know our temperatures will rebound this weekend.

Weekend weather and dew points

Our average high temperature in the Twin Cities is 84 degrees on July 10. We’ll see highs in the metro area in the lower 80s this Saturday. Most of Minnesota will peak in the 80s on Saturday, with a few 70s along the north shore of Lake Superior:

Highs expected on Saturday

National Meteorological Service

Saturday afternoon dew points will be mostly in the comfortable 50s:

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Dew point forecast Saturday 1 p.m.

National Meteorological Service

High Sunday temperatures reach the upper 80s in many places, including the Twin Cities:

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Highs expected on Sunday

National Meteorological Service

A few spots in northwestern Minnesota could hit 90.

Sunday afternoon dew points will be in the 50s:

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Dew point forecast Sunday 1 p.m.

National Meteorological Service

Risk of rain on weekends?

A low will pass to our south on Saturday. This system could cause scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm over parts of southwestern and south-central Minnesota on Saturday. Sunday promises to be dry in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NAM) North American Mesoscale Forecast Model (NAM) shows the potential rainfall pattern from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon:

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Simulated radar from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon

NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and Western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio Network, and you can see updated weather information on the MPR News Live Weather Blog.

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