For a short time on Monday, Minneapolis was hotter than Death Valley. Wowza! I'm a lover of summer heat but after biking 60+ miles this past weekend across the Badlands of North Dakota...in 90 degrees weather...I learned very quickly to respect the heat. Not to get morbid on you but heat kills more people per year than tornadoes and floods. Heat can be intense especially when you have a prolonged period of heat like we do this week.
The weather map above is the only bit of information you'll need to forecast the weather this week. Big dome of hot high pressure over Kansas City, MO continues to nudge the heat bubble into Minnesota. For the most part, our atmosphere stays too hot, too stable aloft to produce any rain.
Best advice is to limit your biking to the cooler times of the day...either morning or late afternoon/evening.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Heat Index: 95°-105° H: 93° (Record: 99°) Wind: N 5
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. L: 73° Wind: NE 5-10
Wednesday: Scattered clouds. H: 93° L: 71° Wind: SE 4
Thursday: Isolated thunderstorms. H: 92° L:72° Wind: S 7
Friday: Sunny. H: 94° L: 71° Wind: N 5
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Thunderstorms after midnight. H: 92° L: 73° Wind: E 2-4
Sunday: Sunny, still warm. H: 89° L: 68° Wind: NW 5-10
When Does the Heat Wane?
Slightly cooler conditions will arrive by Labor Day. Forecast models, like the one above, depict a cooler pocket of air (green/blue) sliding down from Canada. This cooler air briefly grazes Minnesota resulting in highs back in the 80s. Cooler?...yes, but still above average for early September.
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