This weekend is going to be another hot one across Central Minnesota, with high temperatures forecast to to be near or above 90° through Sunday.

Dewpoints will also be on the rise to create heat indices near 100° Friday and Saturday. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect from Noon Friday through Friday evening.

The record highs for Saint Cloud July 23rd through July 27th are 107°, 104°, 102°, 103° and 102° respectively, so we won't be quite that hot. The average high temperature for late July is 83°, and we'll be about ten degrees above that Friday and Saturday.

Thursday, July 23rd Forecast Highs

  • St. Cloud: 82°
  • Little Falls: 80°
  • Princeton: 81°

Friday, July 24th Forecast Highs

  • St. Cloud: 92°
  • Little Falls: 90°
  • Princeton: 91°

Saturday, July 25th Forecast Highs

  • St. Cloud: 90°
  • Little Falls: 86°
  • Princeton: 90°

Sunday, July 26th Forecast Highs

  • St. Cloud: 87°
  • Little Falls: 85°
  • Princeton: 88°

Monday, July 27th Forecast Highs

  • St. Cloud: 82°
  • Little Falls: 80°
  • Princeton: 82°

Today and Friday look like they should remain sunny and dry, with a decent shot at thunderstorms over the weekend into Monday.

From the National Weather Service this morning: Summer will quickly return with highs back in the 90s for Friday and Saturday. There is a chance of thunderstorms late Friday night into Saturday.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.

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