MN Weather Air Quality Now Unhealthy For Everyone TWIN CITIES, MN — Wildfire smoke will persist in the Twin Cities until at least Saturday night. An air quality alert is in effect for every part of Minnesota, except the North Shore.
“Northerly winds behind a cold front have brought smoke from wildfires located north of the Canadian border in Ontario and Manitoba into Minnesota,” the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said.
On Friday, “fine particle levels are expected to reach the Red AQI category, a level considered unhealthy for everyone.”
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Here’s the full NWS forecast for the Twin Cities metro area:
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Friday: Widespread smoke. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Widespread smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Widespread smoke. Sunny, with a high near 85. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: Widespread smoke before 9pm. Clear, with a low around 61. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 59. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. West wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph.