A high-pressure system that stretches from Illinois to Minnesota will deliver very nice weather to Minnesota and western Wisconsin today.
There is still some smoke aloft, originating from wildfires in western Canada. That smoke aloft will tend to be thickest today over the northern half of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Some of that thicker smoke could spread southward later Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. The smoke is expected to remain aloft and it is not expected to affect our breathing.
A cool front could generate a few sprinkles Sunday afternoon/evening in parts of northeastern Minnesota, but most of us will have a dry Sunday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential rain pattern from 9 a.m. Sunday to 11 p.m. Sunday:
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Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 71 degrees on May 21. Metro area highs are expected to reach the upper 70s Sunday afternoon.
Most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will have Sunday highs in the mid to upper 70s:
A few spots in southwestern Minnesota could touch 80. There will be some 50s and 60s in northeastern Minnesota as gusty easterly winds develop there Sunday afternoon.
Sunday afternoon dew point temperatures will be in the comfortable 40s:
A new Updraft will be posted around 10:20 a.m. and it will include a look at the week ahead.
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