Sun returns; Tropical Storms Brett and Cindy?

Welcome to the Summer Solstice 2017. I know, it sounds like a B-Rate summer camp movie. But the day many of us wait for to enjoy the longest daylight is finally here. We soak up 15 hours 36 minutes of daylight today.

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Don’t blink tomorrow because you may miss the extra 4 seconds of “night” as daylight begins to gradually fade. The good news for sun lovers? We enjoy at least 15 hours of daylight through July 23rd.

Sun returns

Our quick hitting early morning showers dropped about .20″ rain in many areas. The sun returns as the shower cluster zips off to the southeast.

NOAA via Colleg of Dupage.

Free AC continues

We continues to enjoy some free AC the next several days. Call your friends in Phoenix and let the heat-shaming begin.

NOAA via Weather Bell.

Scattered storms Wednesday

The Doppler will get some work across parts of Minnesota tomorrow. NOAA’s NAM 12 km resolution model picks up on scattered storms clusters, especially across the I-90 corridor in southern Minnesota Wednesday and Thursday.

NOAA via tropical tidbits.

Severe risk south

The highest severe risk is south of the Twin Cities Wednesday.

NOAA

Tropical double trouble

Say hello to Tropical Storms Brett and and soon to be Cindy today.

Soon to be Cindy is starting to show rotation in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical storm force winds lash the Gulf Coast in the next 48 hours.

The biggest threat with Cindy will be heavy rain along the Gulf Coast. Some 10″ to 15″ totals are likely.

NOAA

Southwest heat wave continues