Heavy Showers/Storms. Doppler radar at 10:15 PM shows strong storms pushing across the north metro. Otherwise things have quieted down - I don't expect any more warnings overnight.
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Friday was a supreme disappointment....clouds lingered, keeping temperatures cooler than predicted. But it didn't snow...or hail...pretty much a typical October day. The sun should stay out most of today with 70s likely; you'll swear it's August tomorrow with low to mid 80s - pretty remarkable considering the sun will be as high in the sky Sunday as it was back on March 1. Monday will feel like a cool, heavy-handed slap across the face as Canadian air returns. Not exactly a cold front, more of a minor reality check.
So this is what a "cool front" feels like! Soak up the fleeting taste of October this morning, because you'll be tempted to try on the shorts one more time this weekend, especially Sunday. 80s in mid-October? Why not. Gives us all something to chat about...
I'm a warm weather guy - I'm enjoying our extended summer, as unsettling as that is on some level. There are
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I can't imagine the weather being much nicer, in October, or any month for that matter. Expect more 60s today as clouds increase, a few rain showers by tonight, but nothing I'd characterize as a "storm". We warm up over the weekend - I still think 80F is a possibility on Sunday. And the GFS brings more 70s into town the following weekend. With an October like this who needs September?
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Until further notice there will be no real "weather" in Minnesota. A few showers Thursday, 70s over the weekend - maybe a cooler front next week. But nothing that rises to the level of newsworthy. Unlike South Carolina, where up to 26" of rain fell - an almost unimaginable amount of moisture from one (stalled) system. Details in the blog.