By: Paul Douglas
Todd's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
SATURDAY: Unsettled across southern Minnesota with a few thunderstorms as a front sags into southern Minnesota. Dew point: 63. Winds: Turning N 5-10mph. High: 89.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Boundary stalls in extreme southern Minnesota, a few rumblers possible in the southern third of the state overnight.. Not as humid to the north with few clouds. Low: 69.
SUNDAY: Front lifts back north early with a slight chance of thunderstorms early. Dew point: 66. Winds: SSE 10-15. High: 92
MONDAY: Another very warm and unsettled day. with Intervals of sticky sun. Low: 74. High: 93
TUESDAY: Still summery with a slight chance of thunder.. Low: 71. High: 90
WEDNESDAY: Sweaty with a few storms. Low: 74. High: 90.
THURSDAY: Warm streak continues... passing thundershower potential. Low: 72. High: 90.
FRIDAY: A slight break in the heat? Lingering afternoon shower or brief storm. Low: 70. High: 86.
Topsoil moisture across 53 percent of Minnesota's landscape is said to be Short or Very Short. The state's corn is now pollinating. Water stress during this critical period of the corn growing season inhibits corn yield potential.
Stream flow measurements at reporting stations in the driest areas of the state rank at or below the 10th percentile when compared with historical data for the date.
The drought situation in northwest Minnesota is the result of a dry autumn, a snow-sparse winter, and a dry growing season (maps below). The moisture deficits in southern Minnesota developed rapidly due to very hot and very dry conditions over the past few weeks (maps below)."