MSP Quick look forecast:
Hot steamy Monday – Hottest day of the week ahead
90s in southern Minnesota Monday afternoon
Tropical – steamy dew points in the 70s Monday
Rain & thunder threat increases Tuesday into Wednesday
25 years since the Twin Cities “Superstorm” of July 23-24, 1987
Source: Twin Cities NWS
Heat Backs Off: “Coolest” stretch in nearly a month
Feeling a little better out there lately?
Even with dew points mostly in the sticky 60s, the heat has backed off noticeably in the past 5 days. No breathless headlines about unbearable, record heat necessary last weekend…it was almost summerlike.
Check out the recent run of days in the 80s including Friday-Sunday.
89F high temperature at MSP Airport Sunday
89F high temperature at MSP Airport Saturday
87F high temperature at MSP Airport Friday
84F high temperature at MSP Airport Thursday
83F high temperature at MSP Airport Wednesday
5 consecutive days with highs below 90 degrees
June 20-25th – last stretch of 5+ straight days without a 90 degree high
This week opens on a steamy note, 90s and dew points in the tropical 70s. It’s going to feel “sauna-like” Monday.
Growing Thunder Threat Mid-Week:
By Tuesday & Wednesday, the humidity will pool along a slow moving front. Scattered to numerous showers & T-Storms will break out Tuesday & Wednesday, with the best chance for heavy storms and much needed tropical downpours Tuesday night and early Wednesday.
Source: Iowa State University
The metro and southern Minnesota may see the most rainfall this week. That’s good, because the southern part of the state is one of the driest areas.
As the front sags slowly south, much of the Corn Belt will also see some precious rainfall. It may be too little too late to save some crops, but any rain will be welcome.
25 years ago: Massive Twin Cities “Superstorm” floods SW metro
Where are you during the unforgettable Twin Cities “Superstorm?”
Source: Twin Cities NWS/MN Climate Working Group
There are actually two separate heavy rainfall events 25 years ago. Check out the details from the Twin Cities NWS & the MN Climate Working Group.