If you remember there was a time last week when the trails were dry...almost too dry. The words "dusty" and "sandy" were used to describe the trail conditions. Not this week. More like "water-logged" and "soggy".
Typical spring weather persists with a total of three rain events that will put a hold on any off-road riding this week. Most of MORC trails will pick up a solid inch or two of rain. But April showers do indeed bring May flowers, right? Right?! Afterall, the area is below normal with precipitation for the month and the year.
Hang in there. A dry stretch of weather looks to take over into early May. In fact, the long-range 6-10 day precipitation outlook hints at below normal precipitation April 30 through May 4.
A progressive, active weather pattern will send three storms across Minnesota between now and the weekend. The best day to get some miles in on the road? Friday! Depending on the track the third (and final) storm may pass south. At this point we'll keep rain in the forecast for Saturday.
The atmosphere will settle and dry weather returns for the first week in May. The 6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook has northern-central Minnesota with a 40-50 percent chance of receiving below normal precipitation. Be on the lookout for trail openings by then.
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