Summer isn't over yet. As the jet stream noses into southern Canada warmer air begins to migrate into Minnesota. Lots of mid-80s in our forecast. Dewpoint will likely reach 70 degrees at some point this week making for an uncomfortable bike ride to the state fairgrounds. Labor Day weekend looks more unsettled. Stay tuned.
As Tropical Cyclone Erika eyes Florida and wildfires rage in Washington, the rain outside on Friday seemed so minuscule. Sunnier days are ahead, though. An extension of summer stretches into September as a change in the jet stream brings the potential for near 90s in the forecast late next week. Rain? Not again until the middle of next week.
Quiet and dry weather will continue through Thursday. Temperatures will remain slightly cooler than average - great for cycling! Next shot of rain comes Thursday night and Friday followed by more unsettled yet warmer weather (highs in the 90s) into early September.
Powerful low pressure responsible for the high wind and evaporation rates will move out of the Midwest as high pressure settles back in this week.
Long range outlooks continue to show a hot beginning to September. 90-degree heat could return September 4-7. Summer ain't over yet!
Can't complain. Overall, our summer weather has been nothing short of stellar. As of July 15, the Summer Glory Index put this season as the third nicest on record!
Sure, we've had our bouts of rainy weather, like last weekend. And, unfortunately, more rain moves in this weekend. You knew the other shoe had to drop at some point, right?
It's like the calendar skipped over September and went directly to October. A deepening low with a surface pressure below 1000mb will push a line of thunderstorms through the metro Saturday night. An atypical storm for mid-August. We typically see lows like this in early October.
Twin Cities Rain: Heaviest rain stays north of the metro. But a half inch of a soaking rain early Sunday morning will leave trails damp.
Drier days are ahead with lower humidity which should help to firm up the trails early next week.
An unusually strong storm, more typical of early October, will bring heavy rain and high winds to the Twin Cities through midweek. Autumn-like air (temps in the 60s) will have you reaching for that extra layer.
Widespread heavy rain of 1-2 inches will certainly keep trails closed. But localized 3-4 inches from individual thunderstorms could result in flash flooding. Commuters, be on the look out for flooded roadways.
August, on average, is our wettest and second warmest month out of the year. The 6-10 day precipitation outlook gives a 40% chance of below normal rainfall whereas the temperatures could trend slightly above normal, especially in northern Minnesota, from August 12-16.
6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook
6-10 Day Temperature Outlook
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story