The Minnesota monsoon season is over...for now. A dry breeze and lukewarm sunshine will make for good riding conditions this weekend. An unusually strong cyclone will then develop over Saskatchewan on Monday. This upper level low will slow the progression of a cold front over Minnesota resulting in widespread heavy rain and thunderstorms next week. Get the dry dirt while you can.
Upper level weather map (above) shows the unseasonably strong low tracking across the Upper Midwest all next week. This should keep rather unsettled weather conditions across Minnesota in the extended forecast.
Rainfall the past 7 days topped 1 to 2 inches in many areas. This was much needed rain as drought conditions have been expanding across the state. More rain next week will further slow the drought expansion.
After a cool-ish weekend heat and humidity return next week. High temperatures Wednesday of next week could be close to the mid-90s with the heat index value pushing 100 degrees!
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