SATURDAY: Quiet. More sun with only a few passing clouds. High:84
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, cool and quiet - watch for northern lights! Low: 62
SUNDAY: A few more afternoon clouds, still dry. High: 82
MONDAY: Unsettled. Increasing clouds and turning breezy with spotty afternoon showers and storms possible. Low: 64. High:80
TUESDAY: Breezy and much cooler with lingering clouds and a passing shower. Low: 54. High:66
WEDNESDAY: Less wind and few clouds. Could be the coldest high temperature we've seen in nearly 4 months. Low: 46. High: 58
THURSDAY: Very chilly start, some patch frost possible in central and northern MN. Still cool, bright sun returns. Low: 43. High:59
FRIDAY: Warmer south wind, more PM clouds. Low: 46. High: 66
It really is going to be a glorious weekend and I can't stress enough to GET OUT AND ENJOY IT! It appears that there will be some notable changes heading our way into the 2nd full week of September as much colder air pours out of Canada.
We've been blessed with several days of sunshine thanks to a big roadblock in the eastern half of the nation, which I've come to commonly refer to as "ROTSL" or the Remnants Of Tropical Storm Lee. Folks in the Northeast are going to be happy to see it go after more catastrophic and deadly flooding, but we may be a little apprehensive to see things change as it means our warm sunny weather will likely leave.
The MSP Airport has officially seen only 3.05" of rain since the first of August, which is nearly 2.25" below normal through today. Over the last 6 weeks, the U.S. Drought Monitor has shown an increase in abnormally dry conditions across the southern half of the state. Area trees showing some fall color, might not just be changing because of our shorter daylight hours and chillier overnight low, but also because of some stress due to lack of water. It appears our next best shot of rain and thunder rumbles in Monday as the colder air pours out of Canada. Also, don't forget to check for northern Lights this weekend - Todd Nelson