One More Round? More Heavy T-showers Possible Into Evening Hours
June 19, 2014 — 3:40pm
Make It Stop. NWS Doppler radar at 3:40 PM shows another surge of moisture pushing out of Iowa, heavy showers and a few T-storms approaching the metro from the southwest. More moderate to heavy rain can't be ruled out between 4:30 PM and 7 PM this evening, aggravating flood problems from earlier today. As if 4-6" wasn't quite enough...
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Scattered showers and storms will be possible Sunday across southern and central Minnesota, but a better chance of rain moves in for the first half of the week. How much rain could fall? Click for details! - D.J. Kayser
It turned into a very nice Friday, and chances are today will rub you in the right way. Make the most of your Saturday sky (blue and dry) because Sunday may leave something to be desired. Showers and T-storms are possible anytime/anywhere from Sunday into Tuesday of next week. Just what farmers in southern Minnesota didn't want to hear. And then we dry out and heat up late next week - betting on more 90s one week from today.
The big weather story is the 1-2 month's worth of rain that soaked much of southern Minnesota Wednesday into Thursday - as much as 7"+ near Luverne. We dry out, statewide, today, with fine weather spilling into much of the weekend as daytime highs reach the low to mid 80s; fairly close to average for late June. Enjoy the reasonable (?) dew points and seasonable warmth, because I have a growing hunch sizzling heat will return as early as next weekend and linger into much of 4th of July week. We may be talking - stinking hot.
Every now and then the weather gets into a groove (more like a rut). I swear it's happening with greater regularity, but there's not enough science to back that claim up - yet. Southern Minnesota has seen too much rain in recent week; crops are flooding and many farmers can't get into their fields. While a dry bias lingers over parts of central Minnesota. And just south of Duluth another potential 1 in 500 year flood was reported earlier this week. Go figure...
It's nice to be getting rain without the lightning, hail and damaging winds for a change - a bit unusual for June. A showery holding pattern lingers today and Thursday, but the sun should become more noticeable again by Friday and the weekend as temperatures mellow. Expect relatively comfortable temperatures into early next week, but there are some signs of 90-degree heat as early as the end of next week. And NOAA has just issued an El Nino Watch for the upcoming winter. Let's not chat too much about the winter, if that's OK with you. Give it a few months...please.