The atmosphere has become stuck. Weather systems are sluggishly moving across the country with the same weather lingering over the same areas. Minnesota just so happens to be stuck in the storm track this week.
Soggy Singletrack Rounds of thunderstorms develop through Wednesday as a front stalls over the state. Tropical moisture streaming north from the Gulf loads thunderstorms with heavy rain potential. Several inches of rain will fall on our area trails. Wouldn't be surprised to see rainfall amounts top 5 inches in spots. Opened trails will be hard to come by this week. Best to stick to pavement riding for now.
Tropical-like Downpours Precipitable water values are running high. This indicates a higher potential of thunderstorms capable of producing torrential downpours. Rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour are possible within any individual thunderstorm. To make matters worse thunderstorms will have a slow roll only exacerbating the flash flood threat in any one location. This will make the trails more susceptible to ruts and erosion.
Weekend Rain? A brief reprieve from the rain Thursday is followed by thunderstorms Friday night. Luckily the rain developing this weekend will not be as heavy as what we will see early this week.
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