"For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?" asked Ralph Waldo Emerson. Minnesotans are stunned; meteorologists at a rare and welcome loss for words. The weather maps are miraculously quiet. Doppler is turned off. No tropical deluges, dock-ripping winds or burrito-size hail to track. The 4th of July usually brings storms and steamy dew points. This year we get a touch of September with low 80s, a light south breeze, and with the possible exception of far northern Minnesota, an absence of thunderstorms for evening fireworks displays.
TUESDAY: Sticky, PM T-storms may be severe. High 86. Low 66. Chance of precipitation 60%. Winds SW 8-13 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Drying out, still sticky. High 85. Low 71. Chance of precipitation 10%. Winds NE 8-13 mph.
THURSDAY: More showers and T-storms. High 83. Low 66. Chance of precipitation 60%. Winds E 8-13 mph.
FRIDAY: Sunny peeks, few instability showers. High 81. Low 61. Chance of precipitation 50%. Winds NW 10-15 mph.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, less humid. High 77. Low 58. Chance of precipitation 10%. Winds NE 7-12 mph.
SUNDAY: Plenty of sun, a bit milder. High 81. Low 63. Chance of precipitation 10%. Winds SE 7-12 mph.
Average Low: 64F (Record: 43F set in 1972)
Average Precipitation: 0.13" (Record: 2.27" set in 1900)
Sunset: 9:02 PM
*Length Of Day: 15 hours, 29 minutes and 53 seconds
*Daylight Lost Since Yesterday: ~0 mins & 57 secs
*Next Sunrise That Is Before 6 AM: August 3rd (6:01 AM)
*Next Sunset That Is Before 9 PM: July 11th (8:59 PM)
GFS rainfall forecast through Wednesday morning. Green = 1"+. Image: AerisWeather.
GFS rainfall forecast through Saturday morning. Green = 1"+, yellow = 2"+, orange = 3"+, red = 4"+. Image: AerisWeather.
GFS rainfall forecast from Sunday through Wednesday morning. Green = 1"+, yellow = 2"+, orange = 3"+. Image: AerisWeather.