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Tracking the carnage in the Caribbean I am amazed by the rapid intensification of Maria yesterday, extremely concerned about potential loss of life in Puerto Rico if the storm strikes tomorrow as a Category 5, and determined not to gripe about Minnesota's weather anytime soon, no matter what Mother Nature throws at us. Today looks drier/milder, but watch for strong storms by late evening. A few may turn severe over western Minnesota.
Short-term, Monday looks gray and increasingly wet; puddles possible by midday and likely for the long, slog home Monday afternoon. Another showery swipe arrives early Wednesday, with some .5 to 1 inch amounts by midweek. Jose will push heavy surf and high winds toward Long Island and Cape Cod by Wednesday as Maria Churns through the Caribbean. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Saturday's thundery front pushes east Sunday, leaving us with sunny spells, a drying breeze and upper 60s - a fine fall day. A stray shower Wednesday gives way to more numerous T-storms Wednesday. Models suggest a late-week warming trend with another sloppy, potentially stormy frontal passage next weekend. Naturally. See the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
We had a nice, warm (dry) run with a string of 80s (farmers are happier) but today's spotty T-storms are harbingers of cooler, drier air on the way for Sunday. We warm up again next week, while big storms (with names) harass the eastern USA. Details in the blog.
Thursday wasn't too hard to take (especially if you were parked near a lake). It felt like mid-July out there with low 90s in the metro area under a blue sky with strong/severe storms up north. Today may be nearly as hot, but T-storms bubble up tonight and part of Saturday as cooler, drier air approaches. Sunday still appears to be the nicer day. Warmth spills into next week but a La Nina Watch for the winter months could spell an "average" winter for cold and snow. Remember those?