Saturday’s storms brought repeated rounds of torrential rain to much of central Minnesota. Amounts in excess of three inches fell from around Litchfield to Wright and Sherburne Counties and across the northern metro area. Four inches fell in Monticello while Buffalo got about five inches. The official reading at MSP Airport was 2.17 inches. My backyard rain gauge lagged behind with just 1.27 inches, but that should be enough to make the trees and shrubs happy.
A few stray thunderstorms crossed the state overnight, but they are gone eastward this morning.
A cold front is flushing out the humidity from west to east.
Forecast surface weather map for today. NOAA Weather Prediction Center
We will be left with sunny skies for the most part, warm temperatures and much lower dew points for this afternoon. A few isolated thunderstorms might break out along the western edge of the state. High temperatures will range from the upper 70s in the north to the low and mid 80s in the south. The Twin Cities should have a high around 86.
This week’s weather story from the Chanhassen National Weather Service.
Monday will be mostly sunny and warm. Tuesday could bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the north and west.
An unsettled period of weather statewide will begin Tuesday night. Occasional periods of showers and thunderstorms are likely from then through at least Friday. Temperatures should be near normal for late July.
There is a chance of scattered thunderstorms overnight over Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service shows a slight risk of severe weather overnight for portions of central and southern Minnesota: Sunday sunshine A high pressure system will spread across Minnesota during the daylight hours of Sunday: The result will Read more →
As of late Saturday afternoon, 3 inches or more of rain had fallen in many areas from central Minnesota to the northern part of the Twin Cities metro area. Some flooding was occurring, so be very careful if you are traveling in those areas this Saturday evening. Flash flood warnings are in effect from Meeker county eastward Read more →
A warm front is moving through southern Minnesota this morning and early afternoon, and a cold front will move through Minnesota later this afternoon and tonight. Both fronts will ignite some thunderstorms: Severe weather is possible. The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service indicates an enhanced risk of severe weather for much of Read more →
Heat and humidity Welcome to Miami of the north. This afternoon the Twin Cities and much of Minnesota have been more humid than subtropical Miami. A dome of hot, extremely humid air has made its way to Minnesota. Our three-day heat wave will feature hot and extremely humid days coupled with very warm nights. The Read more →