Brandon Weatherz: Starting to feel the warmth

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It’s a touch warmer out there today, but the true heat is on track for Labor Day weekend. Highs reach mid-70s to low 80s today. Skies start mostly sunny, then cloud cover increases in the afternoon. A few showers and non-severe storms are possible in north Central Minnesota this afternoon and evening, then rain chances try to hold form moving across the Arrowhead overnight into early Friday morning.

Unfortunately, little to no accumulation is expected. We don’t have a chance for widespread rain until late Tuesday into Wednesday when a cold front passes and brings an end to our heat wave. The dry and hot stretch will allow drought conditions to worsen and possibly bring fire weather concerns.

After a couple of cool mornings, we stay mild tonight with lows in mid-50s to mid-60s under partly cloudy skies. Friday features widespread 80s. Saturday sees us in mid-80s to low 90s, then Sunday is when most everyone should manage 90s and daily record highs. 90s will still be found inland on Monday, but a southeast wind may limit temps in the Twin Ports and along the North Shore from another record-hot day.

Today: Mostly sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon. High 78. SSE wind 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for a passing shower. Low 60. S wind 5-15 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, warm, and breezy. High 85. SSW wind 10-20 mph.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and mild. Low 63. SW wind 5-15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot. High 88. SW wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot. High 92. SW wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny and hot. High 87. SE wind 10-15 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny with a chance for showers. High 83. SW wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Wednesday: Much cooler and breezy. Partly cloudy. High 70. N wind 10-15 mph.