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National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen Minnesota
336 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019

Short term...(this evening through Sunday night)
issued at 317 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019

The main surface front separating oppressive heat/humidity to the
south and cooler/stable air to the north is now draped over
southern Michigan across the WI/Illinois border and continuing west through Iowa
and NE. This front will continue to drift off to the southeast
while a secondary cold front washes out over the area tonight into
Sunday morning. This will allow for any remaining areas of
showers/thunderstorms to move away to the east and to have a
scouring out of moisture from the low-to-mid levels. Only high
clouds will then remain for tonight through tomorrow. A weak mid-
level disturbance will try to push east late day tomorrow into
tomorrow night, on the leading edge of an incoming ridge, so there
will be little upper support and moisture available to produce
any precipitation but a few isolated rain showers cannot be ruled
out over central Minnesota. Temperatures will rebound back to the upper
70s to around 80 tomorrow.

Long term...(monday through saturday)
issued at 317 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019

Finally a tranquil pattern will settle into place for the upper
Midwest, lasting through the middle of next week. Sprawling high
pressure over southwestern Canada will shift east southeast Sunday
into Monday, then settle over the north-central Continental U.S. Through
Wednesday. This will promote plenty of clear skies along with more
seasonable temperatures as highs run from the upper 70s to the mid
80s through midweek. An approaching low pressure system from the
western Continental U.S. Will shift across the area Thursday through
Saturday, with warm-sectoring expected Friday into Saturday which
would bring chances of showers/thunderstorms back into the
forecast for the end of the week.


Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Sunday afternoon)
issued at 129 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019

Thunderstorms have generally pushed south and east of all
terminals and will remain as such through this afternoon. VFR
conditions expected to prevail throughout. Clearing skies will
then follow tonight and remain through tomorrow. Winds will
eventually settle on an easterly direction with winds in the
15g25kt area this afternoon then go light/variable late tonight
through tomorrow.

Kmsp...improving conditions expected.

/Outlook for kmsp/
Mon...VFR. Wind north 5 kts.
Tue...VFR. Wind northwest 5 kts.
Wed...VFR. Wind SW 5 kts.


Mpx watches/warnings/advisories...


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