Minneapolis and St. Paul missed the big rain on Monday. Over 5" of rain fell across the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails...basically a month's worth of rain in just a matter of hours.
Can't rule out an afternoon thundershower the rest of this week. Otherwise, the flow becomes more northwesterly allowing much cooler and drier air to arrive Wednesday-Friday. Forecast dewpoints Friday will be in the 40s & 50s. Very dry air for July!...especially during the hottest week of the year, historically.
Higher humidity values creep back into the area this weekend followed by a good ol' fashion heat wave next week. A few models are hinting at 100 degrees close to the area. For reference the hottest day so far this summer was 96 degrees back in late June.
But the hottest days of summer might be yet to come. The long range outlook indicates above normal temperatures over the majority of the country the next 8-14 days out.
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