The longest days of the year are upon us. Thursday is the longest day of 2013 with a whopping 15 hours 36 minutes and 53 seconds of pure Minnesota sun. Then, at 12:04 CDT Friday morning, the sun reaches its northern most point in the sky farthest from the equator. This is the Summer Solstice...bring on the start of summer!
It'll finally start feeling like summer around here as the heat and humidity begin to increase late this week. Unfortunately rain will continue to plague our extended forecast as a storm track sets up right over Minnesota. Summer-time thunderstorms in this type of pattern are extremely difficult to forecast both in timing and location. Best days for getting caught in the rain on the bike?...Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday: Morning rain, turning partly cloudy. H: 74 Wind: NE 5-10
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, dry. L: 58 Wind:SE 4
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Thunder Wed. night. H: 80 L: 65 Wind: S 5-10
Thursday: Partly sunny. Overnight thunderstorms. H: 84 L: 69 Wind: SE 10
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Rain arriving overnight. H: 90 L: 74 Wind: SE 10-15 G 20
Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms. H: 90 L: 71 Wind: SSW 10 G 15
Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms. H: 91 L: 68 Wind: SW 15-20 G 30
Bike Share Programs Go Viral
The Twin Cities were one of the first metropolitan areas to pioneer the community bike idea. Now cities across the country are adopting bike share programs similar to Nice Ride Minnesota. New York City, for example, has recently launched their own bike share program and the community response, well, has been anything but Minnesota nice.
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