The meteorological summer begins Monday, as does the hurricane season. The Tropical Storm Prediction Center of NOAA is forecasting about an average season of tropical cyclones. Their prediction includes the possibility of four to seven named storms with the risk of one to three category three or higher hurricanes.
Experience suggests that all it takes is one powerful storm in the Gulf to slam a highly populated area from Houston to Tampa to make it a memorable year.
Your weekend in Minnesota shapes up to be not too bad. Random thundershowers dance across central sections, mainly later this afternoon and tonight. Dry and seasonal weather is on tap for Saturday, but you will notice the northwest winds in eastern Minnesota.
Hopeful that there may be enough convergence over central Minnesota on Sunday aftenoon to squeeze out some much needed rain. In the Twin Cities the best chance for strong thunderstorms comes between 4pm and 9pm.