How Much Fell? Here is a list, courtesy of the local Twin Cities National Weather Service, how how much fell. As much as 10-12" caked a few northern suburbs, but most amounts were in the 4-9" range. Quite enough, thank you.
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With any luck we'll escape another day of hail and high water. Yesterday's troublesome storm in the upper atmosphere pinwheels away, a more stable sky overhead should mean sunshine, and no weather drama later today. Temperatures still trend cooler than average into next week. Real summer heat is on indefinite hold.
All things considered it was a pretty good weekend. Except for the downpours late in the day Sunday with heavy weather approaching from the north. The same upper air low sparks more late-day thundershowers today. More events will be delayed, postponed and cancelled. Which brings up some steps you can do to be more weather-aware during thunderstorm season. It's all about trying to make consistently smarter choices. Are we still talking about weather?
I hope you were able to salvage your Saturday plans - it turned out to be a fine day, and the heaviest nighttime T-storms skirted the metro, dropping some 1-2"+ amounts on the southern suburbs. We get off to a promising start again today but the atmosphere remains unstable; capable of more PM showers and T-storms. The heat wave gripping the west is forecast to stay there - once again weather systems appear to be stuck.