June averages more reports of severe weather than any other month in Minnesota. So far, statewide, ten tornadoes have been reported this month. The average is 12 tornadoes in June. A few (non-severe) storms may rumble through the Twin Cities this weekend. Otherwise, heat and humidity are set to return with at least 95-100 degree heat indices Sunday afternoon.
2016 Severe Storm Reports
Later Saturday night a warm front lifts north over Minnesota generating thunderstorms into Sunday morning. Overall, though, the main storm track remains northwest of the metro.
The airmass behind the warm front will be hot and humid. The hottest day in the extended forecast is Sunday. Cannot rule out a few 100's across far southern Minnesota. Heat-related illnesses can certainly increase in conditions like this. Good idea to refrain from cycling during the peak heating hours of the day...riding either during the early morning hours or evening if possible.
Expect a high chance of a soaking rain over the metro trails Sunday night into Monday as a strong cold front arrives. Considerably cooler air returns with high temperatures trending below normal Tuesday. More comfortable riding weather will be in place by the middle of next week!
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.
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