All it takes is one

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.

NOAA Press Release on Hurricane Season

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.

Severe weather outlook for Sunday

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  • Curt

    Is this the result of climate change or what this areas goes through every so many years?

  • craig edwards

    It’s the luck, or unluck of the draw. Plenty of moisture in the Red River Valley and more rain in Rochester this month than in the Twin Cities since the first of March. The CPC outlook for the summer for our area is favoring below normal temperatures. Until we get some Gulf moisture, dewpoints in the 60s, we shall be challenged to get big boomers.