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July 25, 2017

Note: The text is abbreviated in the warm season forecasts, so see the maps for more.


Things will be dry in most of the region again today then by tonight, a cold front will begin to work into the NW. That front will then work to the south and east Wednesday into Thursday. I will let the maps do the talking as to where the rains will fall and when, but I can say that unlike the past two weeks, where the front stalled and allowed thunderstorms to bring heavy rain to the same areas in multiple waves, the rains the middle of this week will come through as basically one wave and thus most amounts will be around an inch or less, with the potential for some 1″+ totals in the southern 1/2 of MN and northern 1/2 of IA.

Temps will be running in the 70’s in most of MN, WI, MI and far northern IL, IN and OH today, with 80’s elsewhere. Readings will then warm into the 80’s in all but the Northwoods for tomorrow, with 90’s in the far west and south. By Wednesday, most areas south of I-80 will be in the 90’s, with 80’s elsewhere. Cooler temps will then begin to build in behind the front for the end of the week.


The outlook for the weekend and early next week sees mainly dry weather to build in, courtesy of a big Canadian High pressure at the surface and a NW flow aloft.

Temps look to run average to below, with highs in the 70’s in most of MN, WI and MI and 80’s elsewhere. Humidity for the weekend and early next week also looks to be low.

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