Heavy rains of biblical proportion impacted all of our metro trails on Thursday. Many sites received a half a year's worth of rain in just 2 months. Here are some of the stats from Thursday's record-setting rain:
So, what led to this tropical deluge? Blame storm training. Thunderstorms continuously building back on themselves over the same areas, much like train cars on a railroad track.
There was also an incredible amount of lightning over Minnesota. Take notice to how green the grass and trees will look. Turns out all this greenery is not only because of the rain... but lightning plays a role as well!
To track real-time lightning strikes check out LightningMaps.org.
Chance of rain lingers into next week but a lack of any deep moisture will keep the threat of flooding rain low.
Saturday: Isolated thunder, especially western MN. H: 87 Wind: SW 10-15
Saturday Night: Thunderstorms. L: 70
Sunday: Morning thunder, afternoon sun. H: 83 L: 64 Wind: S 2
Monday: A daytime thunderstorm. H: 79 L: 62 Wind: NW 5-10
Tuesday: Thundershower. H: 74 L: 55 Wind: NW 10
Wednesday: Thunderstorm. H: 73 L: 57 Wind: NW 5
Good news...drier than average conditions return into early July. Hallelujah!
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story