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Weather pattern picks up pace this weekend

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Not gusty, but winds could become strong
State 18 Hour -Futurecast Clouds and Precip With SPC Outlook
A few storms possible early Saturday morning
Cooling Forecast
Keep the A/C running all weekend, as feel like temperatures could reach the upper 90s

Breezy end to the workweek

As a high-pressure system moves out and low pressure moves in, winds pick up speed. When there is a quick replacement of systems winds tend to strengthen. In our case today, strong southerly winds moved in but it shouldn't be overall gusty. This will influence a warming pattern to take over into the weekend.

Today will bring in highs up to the mid-80s with areas of sunshine. Then storms chances will hold off until overnight.

Saturday Storms

Stronger storms are expected in North Dakota this afternoon. Then overnight the remnants from those storms will sink across Minnesota. This will bring a chance for storms in our region into the early morning Saturday. This chance will be dependent on the outflow boundary and if it can carry the storms. But if storms continue the threat for severe weather is very low.

The rest of your Saturday will then bring back areas of sunshine, but the heat will ramp up. A good moisture layer will take over and surge dew points into the 70s. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s and then feel-like temperatures could be in the lower 90s.

Sunday Storms

With a dry start to the day, the heat will quickly build. Highs will flirt with 90 degrees has feel-like temperatures reach the upper 90s.

As the atmosphere becomes unstable, there will be the chance for storms Sunday. There could be a round of strong storms possible, but threat holds north, similar to Friday. If storms develop, it will occur in the afternoon with the chance for heavy rain and gusty winds.

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-Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alyssa Triplett

Alyssa Triplett

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