The breezy conditions, combined with low humidity levels will cause a high fire danger in the west. As a storm system begins to intensify across southern Canada Tuesday, southwest winds will increase in the west and northwest part of the state.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Strong northwest winds will develop, with sustained winds around 35 miles an hour, and gusts up to 40 miles an hour.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service will have some new technology to help them when forecasting storms. The agency is spending $50-million nationwide to upgrade their radar to a three-dimensional model.
A weak disturbance moving from northeast Nebraska, to southern Wisconsin by noon, will provide for isolated to scattered showers, and possibility a thunderstorm across far southern Minnesota, and portions of west central Wisconsin.
Summertime heat returns to the region Wednesday with high temperatures warming through the 80s and 90s across the region. Humidity will also be on the increase with heat index values topping 100 degrees over much of southern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon.
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