A summer-like weather pattern has developed with occasional thunderstorms through next week. A total of 2-3 inches of rain could fall across our metro trails between now and Memorial Day. The two wettest days will be Wednesday and Saturday. Memorial Day Monday looks to be one of the drier days. Thank goodness for that!
This rain is much needed. The Twin Cities went nearly ten days without any measurable precipitation. Warm, windy and dry weather had enhanced the wildfire potential. In addition, the monthly rainfall has been trending well below normal. But over two inches of rain is in the forecast by Memorial Day which will surely help to end the month normal, if not above normal with rainfall.
This week marks the anniversary of the tornado that tore through Theodore Wirth singletrack. Winds with this twister topped 110 mph and had a path length of 14 miles. Damage from this tornado can still be seen throughout the central Glenwood section of the Theodore Wirth trail.
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