It may feel like the Amazon jungle around here one more time today.
Pooling surface moisture and an approaching cool front may trigger scattered showers and tropical downpours again this afternoon and evening in the southeast half of Minnesota.
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If the storms get going, some of the rainfall could be locally heavy.
NAM 84 hour rainfall shows 1″ to 2″ rainfall “bull’s eye” right over Twin Cities metro.
Rainfall may exceed 1″ in some areas. (click for bigger image)
Tropical dew point levels in the upper 60s and low 70s have been pooling down in Iowa. That moisture may get drawn north ahead of the front later today. Keep an eye out for developing showers and T-Storms anytime after 3pm and into tonight.
As the cool front sweeps through Thursday, a much drier air mass will bring an end to shower chances for a few days and usher in a much more comfortable less humid air mass. You can probably give the air conditioner a rest after today.
Forecast models indicate dew points falling into the comfortable 50s later this week.
Watchful eyes are on a developing tropical wave moving into the southern Gulf of Mexico today. NHC says there is a 40% chance that the wave may become Tropical Storm Bonnie before landfall near the Texas Mexico border Thursday.
East Coast Heat Wave Day 2:
Many locations along the eastern seaboard will hit 100 again today. All six observing sites in the New York City area broke records Tuesday with Central Park sweltering at 103 degrees.
We can be grateful for some of the best (and most comfortable) weather on the planet the next few days.