Severe Storm Watch. SPC has issued a watch for most of central and east central Minnesota and a big chunk of western Wisconsin until 6 am. There's a good chance the cells over western and central MN will congeal into an MCS, a swirl of strong to severe storms capable of torrential rains, 50-60 mph gusts and frequent lightning overnight. I could see some minor flooding as the storms sweep thru, probably making for a slower Friday morning commute.
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Lingering showers and storms work through southern Minnesota today before more sun returns Friday. Hot & sticky weather will resume in July, it always does. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Spotty late day storms bubble up across southern Minnesota Wednesday, some of which could be a little strong. Cool exhaust on the back side of this system brings temps well below average for the upcoming weekend. Some will have a tough time reaching 70 degrees. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
It may be a few degrees too cool for the lake or pool yesterday, but I have trouble working up righteous indignation about low to mid 70s, blue sky and low humidity. Free Canadian A/C will be the rule into much of next week, while much of America sizzles, and residents of the Gulf Coast keep an eye out for serious flooding. Details in the blog.
Sunday wasn't bad at all, a little on the cool side but I didn't hear many complaints, in spite of the light showers and sprinkles that bubbled up. A stray shower is possible later today as temperatures continue 5-10F cooler than average. Making up for a warm start to June. We're watching a possible tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico - details in the blog.
Saturday was nicer, longer than expected, and I couldn't be happier the showers held off (in the metro) until late afternoon. Today will be cooler with lighter showers and a sky that may remind you of early October. Comfortable temperatures linger into Tuesday morning, in fact I still expect frequent cool frontal passages the next couple of weeks, but I have a hunch we'll warm back into the 80s by the 4th.