Not Done Yet. NWS Doppler radar at 11:39 AM shows one more line of strong storms pushing into the metro area, capable of 1/2 to 1" hail. No severe storm warnings are posted - the primary threat is frequent lightning and rains heavy enough to spark localized street flooding.
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Odds are we'll be tracking a few pulsating red blobs on Doppler radar today, and possibly part of tomorrow as well. A few spirited rounds of showers and T-storms are likely again this weekend as our wet pattern lingers. A surge of hotter air may arrive next week with a streak of 80s. A real heat wave may be brewing for the central and eastern USA by mid or late June. We may be right on the edge of any noteworthy heat. Stay tuned for updates...
Yes, it's been a bit on the cool side, but the bug count is down, Gladys down the street isn't nagging about the humidity, wild storms aren't waking up up at 3 AM, and the TV weather dude is having a tough time finding things to talk about on the air. All good problems to have. The chance of bumping into a T-storm will increase late tonight into Thursday; temperatures only a couple degrees above average into much of next week. Not a hot front in sight. I'm OK with that - let's hope it hangs on a few extra weeks.
May ended on a cool note (frost just north and east of the MSP metro, less than a month before the Summer Solstice? Yes, that's odd). Temperatures mellow a bit this week, back up to average with a few midweek showers and T-storms. GFS guidance is hinting at real heat 2-3 weeks out. That, plus an update on the incredible May rains over the southern Plains and why if you're getting hitched outside this month you will absolutely want to RENT THE TENT!
Yes, this is chilly for the last day of May, and no, it won't hang on much longer. Summer returns later this week, along with sticky humidity levels and a few scattered heavy T-storms. No weather drama in sight - yet.
It may be a few degrees too cool for the lake, but the sun will be out most of the weekend with a welcome dip in humidity levels. Showers and storms return next week as a warm front edges closer to Minnesota. No debilitating heat in sight for us just yet, although long-range models hint at a heat wave brewing for much of the central and southern USA within a week or two. The big news: the drought is fading fast...