The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails had over 11 inches of rain in July; the wettest July ever on record for the area! St. Cloud's Jail Trail had the 9th wettest July with a daily record rain on the 11th of the month. As it turns out the Twin Cities had above average rainfall but no records..
Summer stickies linger through midweek before cooler, drier air takes over this weekend. The precipitable water forecast model (below) says it all. A frontal boundary wavers back and forth over the Midwest this week before finally pushing south on Friday. The drier air (brown) is very noticeable over the area by Saturday.
While the heaviest rain stayed north of the Twin Cities Tuesday morning an even greater chance of rain (and severe thunderstorms) exists Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center has already highlighted the area for severe thunderstorms.
Severe THREAT thursday
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