Over six inches of rain in August, two inches above normal in the Twin Cities and in southeastern Minnesota where over 9 inches has fallen a two month's worth of rain in just one month. The trails have been tacky, downright damp at times as tropical-like rains poured over the metro. There were five days this August with over one inch of rainfall.
Drier days have returned with some of the nicest weather this summer through Thursday. Dewpoints remain in the 50s resulting in low humidity and comfortable riding conditions. In addition, a stronger southwesterly wind will further dry out the singletrack. This reprieve is short-lived, however, as yet another heavy rain event returns this weekend.
A return of rich moisture and a stalling front spell out soggy weather starting Saturday night lasting through Tuesday of next week. Forecast models hint at widespread rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches through Tuesday.
Take Home Message: get your dirt riding in now while the humidity is low and the sky is dry. Labor Day weekend will likely be a wet one.
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