Monday evening: The Monday temperature is now in the books with a high of 97. No forecasters were close to that temperature with their 5-day advance forecast.
(Read ahead to the second paragraph to see the latest updated temperature forecasts for the Monday-Wednesday period).
Watching KSTP's Dave Dahl forecast a considerable heat wave next week (punctuated by a forecast of a whopping 94 for next Wednesday) got us to thinking it was time to do another extended outlook temperature analysis, something we haven't done since forecasts of extreme cold back in January. As of late Wednesday evening, here was the amazing variance in forecast high temps for several days next week. (The high temperatures detailed below are for Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday.)
As of Saturday night, the forecast highs for the Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday period were as follows. Except for KSTP, which initially predicted considerably hotter M-Wed. temps than all others, virtually all weather outlets have upped their forecast high temperatures. At this point, weather.com is the outlier with temperatures for Wednesday considerably cooler than all others.