Increasingly Stormy. NWS Doppler at 3:36 PM shows a band of moderate to heavy showers and T-storms stretching from near Montevideo and Glenwood to Litchfield, St. Cloud, Little Falls, Cambridge and Moose Lake, lifting slowly northward toward the Brainerd Lakes area. We should salvage a few more hours of dry weather in the MSP metro, but the risk of showers and T-storms will increase by evening.
A Plan B Evening? NOAA's HRRR model shows moderate to heavy showers and possible T-storms pushing into the metro around the dinner hour. The risk of severe weather is small, but some of these storms may pack downpours capable of street flooding. It should be a lovely commute coming back from the lake.
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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.