CycleCast: Dry, 80 degree weather returns to the metro on Saturday. Thunderstorms and a good downpour Sunday could temporarily close trails Monday. Next wet storm arrives Wednesday-Thursday next week.
Saturday: Sunny, warm! H: 81 Wind: SW 10
Saturday Night: Increasing clouds. L: 61
Sunday: Thunderstorms. H: 84 L: 54 Wind: SW 10-15
Monday: Rain ending. H: 72 L: 48 Wind: NE 15-20
Tuesday: Drier, partly sunny. H: 72 L: 52 Wind: E 10
Wednesday: Increasing rumbles of thunder. H: 72 L: 54 Wind: SE 10-15
Warmer Weather, Better Mood: Should be no surprise that with sunnier weather comes happier people, especially in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Turns out that sunny, warmer weather can also make us more inventive.
Deepening Drought: Severe drought has now popped up over 32% of Minnesota. A solid 3-4 inches of rain is needed to get us out.
The recent high wind and low humidity have really dried out the first few feet of topsoil. "Measurements show that the vast majority of available store moisture is in the layer from 3-5 ft below the surface. The top 2 feet are quite dry", says Minnesota State Climatologist, Mark Seeley.
Rare Rainbow: A rare quadruple rainbow was spotted earlier this month in the northeastern U.S. This optical phenomenon occurs when a double rainbow is re-reflected off of large bodies of calm water such as lakes.
Volcano Waves: Last week as Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted high into the atmosphere, the powerful push of ash sent shockwaves or "gravity waves" through our upper atmosphere.
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