Minnesota weather: After destructive nights, Friday ushers in calm – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a second straight night of destructive weather, Minnesota will enjoy several days of peace.

The most of Thursday storm damage was concentrated in western Minnesota and came from winds reaching 70 mph in some places. There is also an unconfirmed report of a tornado hitting Pillager.

The National Weather Service said a grain silo fell on a car just before 7 p.m. Thursday in Blomkest, Kandiyohi County, killing a passenger inside.

Thursday’s extreme weather was due in part to record-breaking humidity and heat in the state. The high temperature in Minneapolis was 92, breaking the record of 90 set in 1900.

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The dew point will drop dramatically overnight and into Friday morning, then it will stay in the refreshing range through the weekend.

Thursday’s high will hit 80 in the Twin Cities as cool air continues to pour in from the northwest, dropping the western part of the state into the 70s.

For the kick-off of the fishing opening on Saturday, it will be dry with a mix of sun and cloud, and not too windy. It will be a bit chilly on Sunday as well. Both days will be in the 70s and 70s across much of the state.

We will have free air conditioning next week as temperatures drop into the mid 60’s for much of the week.