Scattered Monday rain & thunder; MSP: 5th warmest July

Expect a few more scattered thunderstorms again Monday in Minnesota.

SPC places the highest risk for severe weather (slight) over central and northern Minnesota Monday, with the Twin Cities on the southern edge.

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A few morning storms may stray into the metro. The latest model trends push the afternoon and evening storms north into central Minnesota. Bemidji, Grand Rapids, Alexandria, Brainerd, St. Cloud and Duluth may see the best chance for heavy storms that could produce severe weather and significant rainfall.

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NAM model paints heaviest rain in central & northen Minnesota.

You can track any developing storms here:

-Latest Twin Cities radar loop

-NWS warnings for the Twin Cities

-NWS warnings for Duluth & central Minnesota

-NWS warnings for Fargo & west central Minnesota

Minnesota 2011: Hotter than…July:

If you wanted July hot & humid this year you got what you wished for…and more.

5th warmest July on record for MSP Airport

87.7 average July high temp at MSP Airport

93 high temp Sunday at MSP

10 days in July at or above 90 degrees

14 days at or above 90 so far in 2011

13 average number of 90 degree days each year at MSP

25 days in July 2011 at or above 85 degrees!

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The final numbers may change slightly, but we’ve just endured the hottest July in 5 years, and the 5th hottest on record.

A cool front will bring some relief with temps falling back into the 80s and dew points in the 60s by late Tuesday and Wednesday.

PH

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