Not much trail riding went down this past weekend but many hit the pavement, braving the elements, to get their fix. Over the past few days we've had a total of 1.28", the normal value is 0.58" by this time of the month. Trails are saturated...but not for long.
Dry, warm, and breezy conditions this week will help to rapidly firm up the trails. Next rain will be on Friday afternoon which looks to be rather light. Cooler, yet more normal temperatures are on tap for the weekend.
Tuesday: Sunny and a bit windy. H: 77° Wind: S 15-20 G 30
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Breezy. L: 55° Wind: S 10
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. H: 75° L: 53° Wind: S 10
Thursday: Mostly sunny. H: 74° L: 55° Wind: SE 10 G 15
Friday: Increasing clouds & wind. PM thunderstorms. H: 74° L: 55° Wind: SE 10-20
Saturday: Clearing, breezy. H: 66° L: 44° Wind: SE 10-15 G 20
Sunday: Sunny, wind subsides. Dry and cooler. H: 61° L: 47° Wind: NW 5-10
The healthy rains over the weekend are likely to decrease the drought conditions across the state. Parts of southeastern Minnesota received 3"-5" of rain the past 7 days. The next drought update comes out this Thursday and will probably show a decrease in the severe to moderate drought across southern Minnesota.
Fall color is now past its peak in the Boundary Water but the leaves are just getting started in the metro. Fall foliage typically peaks October 1-17 in northern MN and October 5-21 in the southern half of the state.
Those participating in the High School Mountain Bike League and the Filthy 50 this weekend will be treated to fall color at its finest across the Midwest!
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