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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)

Lat: 44.88°NLon: 93.23°WElev: 840ft.

Mostly Cloudy

76°F

24°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed SE 6 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.2 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index77°F (25°C)
Last update 5 Sep 1:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Minneapolis MN

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    Low: 73 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 97. South wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    High: 89 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Sunny, with a high near 79. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. West wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 61 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 97. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Labor Day
Sunny, with a high near 79. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. West wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind around 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West northwest wind around 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Minneapolis MN
 44.95°N 93.28°W (Elev. 886 ft)
12:33 am CDT Sep 5, 2015
2am CDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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