The transition from a warm El Nino to a cooler La Nina has been made in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Even a La Nina Alert has been issued. This anomaly generally favors drier than normal conditions across Minnesota into the autumn season. The Dakotas have been experiencing a worsening of drought conditions. Luckily, due to recent heavy rains, drought is very minimal in Minnesota. We may still see rapid drying September-October but for now the large scale weather patterns will keep drought at bay.
The long range upper pattern features a persistent trough of low pressure over the Pacific Northwest. This will make for an active northern branch of the jet stream routinely sending storms across the Northern Plains and Midwest. Above normal precipitation is favored from the Northern Rockies to the Great Lakes through mid-August.
Above normal temperatures can be expected as an upper level high pressure remains anchored across the central and eastern U.S. Enhanced above normal probabilities are relatively low across northwestern Minnesota yet high in the Twin Cities and southeastern Minnesota.
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