MINNEAPOLIS -- Friday will continue the recent pattern of hot, humid, and unsettled weather across Minnesota.
After three 90-degree days in a row -- a bonafide heatwave -- the Twin Cities will have a high of 88 Friday, so a fourth straight day in the 90s isn't out of the question. We've been about 15 degrees above average for this time of year.
Isolated showers and storms are possible in central and southern Minnesota in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms have been developing in Goodhue and Dakota counties.
Scattered thunderstorms will continue into the evening and will go away after sunset.
The hot streak will continue through the weekend and into early next week, but a very slight cooldown should arrive midweek, along with a drop in humidity.
There's still slight chances for storms over the weekend, with areas east and southeast of the Twin Cities favored.
Next week, it's expected to be cooler, but still 5 to 10 degrees above average for early June. More scattered storms are possible, too.
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