Have A Jacket Ready For Next Week, Fall Arrives Tuesday
'Ope lemme get right past ya. One would think that is what fall is going to be saying to summer Tuesday next week as we are looking at high temps reaching only the 50s beginning right after Labor Day.
It's going to be a really pleasant Labor Day weekend in the land of 10,000 lakes, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are looking like the temps will be in the upper 70s and then reaching 80 by Sunday. Perfect for getting out on the lake, jumping in the pool, and getting some stuff done outside before it starts to get really cold. Monday, Labor Day, is apparently when summer will really end as the temps beginning on Tuesday will feel like fall.
The National Weather Service in their long-range forecast released today for Friday through Wednesday (Sept 9), tells us that an "upper-level ridge" out in the Pacific will tweak the jet stream causing cold Canadian air to rush in over much of the US causing Minnesota and other states to see much cooler temps.
Looking ahead, an impressive pattern change will take place over North America early next week as an upper level ridge will amplify over the Pacific coast, and a strong jet will break over the top of it in Canada. This will cause a trough to form downstream and lead to an intrusion of cold air over North America.
The National Weather Service and The Weather Channel are pretty much in agreement on the temps we will see after Labor Day, but they can't agree on if and when we will see rain.
Above is the forecast from The Weather Channel, below is the National Weather Service. See how the NWS is thinking rain on Saturday, while The Weather Channel isn't sure about it. The same goes for Wednesday next week.
The good news is that the cool true fall weather isn't going to last too long as the high temps are expected to rebound late next week back into the high 60s low 70s.
Welcome to fall in Minnesota.