With the summer solstice now behind us the hours of daylight begin to slowly wane up until the winter solstice in December. On a brighter note, the next few days will be rather warm and dry. The exception will be Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms.
WeATHER mAP Wednesday
The same front that came through Sunday night and produced thunderstorms across the metro is back. This time as a warm front. This boundary will slowly lift north over Iowa all the while warm, moist air overrides the boundary from south to north to create what's called overrunning precipitation into southern Minnesota.
Generally speaking, the rain from summer-time warm fronts can be heavy. Rainfall totals do indeed close in on an inch near Fairmont. But the precipitation intensity is expected to weaken, even spit over the Twin Cities. As a result the rain totals over the metro trails should stay under a half inch.
Slightly more humid and uncomfortable air arrives Friday and Saturday ahead of the next storm. On Monday that storm was in its early stages of development over the Gulf of Alaska.
Saturday is the next wet day after Wednesday as this Pacific Northwest low nears the Upper Midwest. Expect a modest warm up out ahead of this storms with heat index values once again touching upon the 90s Saturday. Sharp cold front passage by Sunday, however, will send the temperatures crashing back down to much more comfortable levels.
Long range patterns hint at a dry stretch leading up to the 4th of July weekend. The 8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook indicated below normal precipitation June 30 through July 4 across the Minnesota, Midwest, and especially the Great Lakes.
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