GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Perhaps you were woken up early this morning by a batch of passing thunderstorms. They were loud at times! A few more of those are expected today, especially this afternoon across northern Minnesota. Some of those northern storms could be on the strong to severe side. But the metro still has a chance for storm in the forecast too.

In addition, the day is warm and humid with gusty winds up to 30 mph at times. Peeks of sunshine and southwest winds bring temperatures up well into the 70s with some 80s west of the metro.

It's possible we could salvage the afternoon with all the action north, but your better bet of dry weather and sun is Sunday, but it will be cooler & breezy. Highs will just reach 70 on Sunday.

Next week looks like more warmth with highs in the 70s to near 80 Tuesday for the first full day of Autumn. The equinox occurs at 2:50am Monday. If you're wanting cooler fall temps it looks like you could have some late in the week.

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