Band of heavy showers approaching metro area, but not severe
June 5, 2014 — 1:05pm
Shocker: More Rain Moving In. NWS Doppler radar at 12:13 PM shows a band of moderate to heavy showers with embedded T-showers pushing across central Minnesota. A few hours of rain is likely from mid afternoon into the evening hours in the Twin Cities metro, although the atmosphere isn't moist or unstable enough for a widespread severe storm outbreak later today.
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It actually feels like October out there. Soak up the chill because a mild bias continues as far ahead as we can see, certainly into the first week or two of November. Snow? I don't see it - in fact many suburbs within 20 miles of the downtowns will remain frost-free for another week or two. As has been the trend in recent years we're getting another Super-Sized Autumn
Tuesday was extraordinary (nice not to be tracking red blobs on Doppler radar). Today looks a bit cooler, and you may even need a sweatshirt or light jacket by Thursday morning. If you can avoid a frost Friday morning odds are your yard will remain frost-free into next week, maybe Halloween at the rate we're going.
My dog is really looking forward to an end to the thunderstorm season. He was not happy last night, with a few waves of heavy T-storms, hail and high water (Doppler radar suggests up to 2" of rain fell over parts of the south metro). Some October. We dry out today, you may even require a light jacket later this week as we limp into autumn. Oh, today's blog has me thinking about buying an emergency generator to keep the lights on.
Sunday was a beautiful day across most of Minnesota - it almost felt like spring out there, complete with a few nighttime T-storms that left my dog very unhappy. Showers and T-showers linger today, but we dry out tomorrow and cool off later in the week. Nothing I'd call a cold front. Folks in Oklahoma and Texas may be praying for some of that Canadian air - 100F later today. On October 17. Welcome to the new normal.
Highs will once again climb to around 70 in the Twin Cities Sunday, a good 10-15 degrees above average for the date. A few storms will be possible Sunday Night. How long with the warmth last? - D.J. Kayser