Summer ain't over yet! Get ready for the hottest weather since July 18th.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. H: 83° Wind: S 7-9
Saturday Night: Clear. L: 62° Wind: S 7
Sunday: Partly sunny. H: 85° L: 65° Wind: SSW 10-15
Monday: Broken sunshine, getting humid. H: 88° L: 71° Wind: S 5-10
Tuesday: Hot & humid. H: 92° L: 70° Wind: SSW 7
Wednesday: Summer heat, breezy. H: 93° L: 71° Wind: 10-15
When determining how hot conditions will get, forecasters often look to the 850 mb temperature for answers. 850 mb is a standard pressure level in the atmosphere where the low-level jet stream resides. This jet stream often transports heat and moisture northward into Minnesota.
Warmer air aloft slowly migrates into the Midwest from the Central High Plains as the model above shows. For Minnesota, whenever the 850 mb temperature gets to 20°C the chances are good that the surface temperature will reach 90° or higher.
Wednesday could be the hottest day as the 850 mb temperature reaches 25°C. As a general forecasting rule of thumb, adding 13 degrees to the 850 mb temperature will give you near the predicted forecast high for that day.
25°C = 77°F+ 13°= 90°
Rain?...what rain? Chances are you'll be eating lots of dust from our local trails as the sky stays dry through next week.
The drought has increased just within the past month. Abnormally dry conditions went from 7% in mid July to over 30% currently. How quickly conditions can change, especially considering the very wet start to summer.
Conditions still look to stay warm for the 15th Annual Woodbury Days Bike Ride Saturday, August 24. Long-range models are hinting at a chance of rain...this dry pattern is bound to break-up at some point! Crossing my fingers the rain holds off until after the ride.
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