We dodged the heavy rain bullet Thursday. The tropical moisture leftovers of Hurricane Blanca grazed southern Minnesota with over 1 inch of rain. The Twin Cities only received 0.30". An extremely tight rainfall gradient occurred across the area such that the northwestern suburbs barely received a trace!
Thunder returns to our metro trail Saturday night into Sunday. No significant summer heat in sight.
Will it rain on my trail? While the science of meteorology has come a long way over the years such that the 5 to 7 day forecast can be pretty darn accurate, predicting exactly when and where summertime storms will form is still a tricky practice. Dennis Mersereau from The Vane has a great write-up about the trials and tribulations of summertime forecasting.
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