I'm still mourning the death of summer. Daylight hours are noticeably shorter and chances are you plan a ride too late and get caught in the dark with no lights. I'm notorious for doing this at least once a year. Fall officially begins, astronomically speaking, this Sunday. Nighttime will get longer as the sun's direct rays pass south of the equator. So long summer...
Metro Trail Rainfall Totals Past 24 Hours
Elm Creek: 0.25"
While the rain, overall, wasn't a lot (0.50" or less) it was enough to close many trails on Friday. One big storm cell over Monticello, however, did produce over 1" amounts in additions to quarter size hail and damaging winds. Hillside got a whopping 1.17" of rain! That kind of rain had to have an effect (good or bad) on all that sand on the trail.
After a refreshingly cool weekend, conditions will gradual begin to warm up next week back into the 80s. Our next shot of rain will be Monday night but even then it looks to be fairly light. More substantial rains come the last Friday in September.
Saturday: Sunny, still cool. Very dry air. Dewpoints low 40's! H: 66° Wind: NW 2
Saturday Night: Clear and cold. L: 42° Wind: SE 5
Sunday: Sunny and warmer. H: 71° L: 53° Wind: SE 10
Monday: Breezy. Light rain Monday night. H: 73° L: 57° Wind: SE 15
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. H: 79° L: 57° Wind: SW 10
Wednesday: Partly cloudy H: 81° L: 58° Wind: SW 10
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