No All-Clear Yet. NWS Doppler radar at 4:02 PM shows an east-west oriented band of showers and heavier T-storms pushing across the metro area. The brunt of the heaviest rains are now in Wisconsin; once this last band rumbles through it should begin to dry out. As much as 1-3" of rain has already fallen, with the heaviest 2-3" amounts near Elk River, Monticello and St. Cloud.
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Another free lawn-watering today (showers and T-storms, probably not severe) gives way to a clearing trend and a drop in humidity Thursday. The upcoming weekend looks lake-friendly, warm, but not obnoxiously so. Next week may see a few more 90s with a couple days of dew points in the oh-zone.
Monday was a fine summer day; a touch of heat and humidity, but not as swamp-like as late last week. We may brush 90F today before cooling off later this week - a good chance of heavy showers and T-storms Wednesday and Thursday. Long-range models hint at another hot front as early as next week.
Both Sunday and Monday will be excellent days to get outside, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. At least the heat we've had recently isn't like what they've seen in the Middle East. Click through for more details. - D.J. Kayser
If you are heading out to any Aquatennial events during the afternoon/evening Saturday, you might want to pay attention to the weather as severe storms will be possible. Click through for more details. - D.J. Kayser