Hope you got your fill of riding during the week because rain is looking to spoil any chance of riding this weekend. Rain starts early Saturday morning as a wet Pacific cold front moves into Minnesota.
Saturday: Rain by 8 AM, steady and heavy for about 4 hours before tapering off by evening. H: 69° Wind: WNW: 10-15
Saturday Night: Clearing and cooler. L: 47° Wind: SW 5-10
Sunday: Mostly sunny. H: 75° L: 54° Wind: SW 5-10
Monday: Sunny and breezy. H: 78° L: 56° Wind: SW 10-15
Tuesday: Warmer than normal. Still sunny & dry. H: 77° L: 55° Wind: SW 10
Wednesday: Sunny. H: 73° L: 52° Wind: NE 2-4
Rainfall amounts Saturday stay between 0.25"-0.50" in the metro whereas nearly 2 inches fall near Lake of the Woods. The rain actually might help to firm the sand on the Hillside Park trail for Sunday's high school race!
Despite the rain being ill-timed (aka over our weekend) the state could use it. Drought conditions have been rapidly expanding since early July.
A powerful jet stream with winds aloft screaming over 120 mph will plow through the Northern Rockies early next week. This will help to send storms north of area, keeping Minnesota dry. With a trough in the western states, the Midwest will be anchored under a ridge of high pressure with warmer than average temperatures.
Nearing 80 degrees again by Monday...
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