Weekend Heat & Storm Chances Return

Our fall preview is over and August will return to its regularly scheduled programming this weekend. A large dome of heat is building in the southern Plains and will expand into the Midwest and Ohio Valley over the weekend bringing mid to upper 80s back to the Region.


We’ll also resume the pattern of explosive thunderstorm complexes that develop on the periphery of that ridge of heat. We’ll see storms develop later today into tonight across Minnesota and areas of the upper Midwest. We’ll watch the leftovers of those storms work towards us on Saturday–likely bringing increasing high cloudiness. A few of the remnants of those storms may squeak into the Region late Saturday, but there won’t be much energy left if they do make it.


Otherwise we’ll set ourselves up for storms to redevelop and move into the Region on Sunday at some point–timing is impossible to tell at this point as each round of storms relies on the round before it–and we’re not even at round one yet. Here’s an early look at how the radar might play out this weekend:



All indication is that the ridge of heat will really build in here early next week, at least for a day, with 90s possible Monday–but that will depend on what Sunday’s storms do so we’ll have to sit tight! See how the constant flow of weather is like a domino effect?

We’ll have updates as always on any storms that may turn strong to severe. That chance is highest Sunday and Monday!

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