As late as 9 a.m. this morning, dew points near 70 were still making it feel rather sticky out there. But by noon, the dew point was down to a much more comfortable 60 or so, and a drying breeze from the west and southwest has kept us there ever since. A warm and not-so-muggy weekend is on tap with not much to worry about in the rain department.
Through Tonight: We're partly cloudy with just a slight chance of a shower through evening. For most if not all of us, it’s a rain-free and comfortable evening thanks to the lower humidity and pleasant temps backing through the 80s into the 70s. Overnight lows should range from the low-to-mid 60s in the burbs to the upper 60s to near 70 downtown.
The Weekend: The cold front bringing us the drier air makes it far enough to our south and east that a slight chance of a Saturday afternoon shower is about all there is to worry about in terms of rain this weekend. Enjoy what for the most part should be a partly to mostly sunny and not-too-humid weekend, with highs both days in the mid-to-upper 80s.
Pollen update: From Walter Reed: “Grass pollen is LOW at 2.24 gr/cubic meter, tree pollen is LOW at 0.64 gr/cubic meter, weeds are LOW at 3.51 gr/cubic meter and mold spores are MODERATE at 10803.96 spores/cubic meter.”
Record flooding at Minot, N.D.: Yesterday we told you about the historic flooding of the Souris River, which at the time was rising and approaching record levels at Minot, N.D. Well, earlier today the river officially broke a 130-year-old record at Minot as waters reached about 9.5 feet above flood stage, and they may go 6 or 7 feet higher over the weekend. “Gov. Jack Dalrymple said the Souris was flowing over most levees in the city and, on his helicopter tour, he could see it in the streets and against most houses in an evacuation zone. That was nearly 5,000 houses,” reports the Associated Press.