By DJ Kayser, filling in for Douglas
Some like it… muggy?
I know I personally don’t, but muggy weather and summer always go hand in hand. If you are a fan of muggy weather, you certainly enjoyed last week as all but one day saw the dew point at or above 65 at some point during the day. Since June 1st, 21 days have had a dew point at or above 65 in the Twin Cities, and a third of those days have had a 70+ degree dew point. That’s still better than parts of Iowa, which saw dew points in the 80s last Thursday!
Sunday gave us a break from the muggy weather, and that comfortable weather continues today, with highs around 80 and dew points hovering in the 50s. As we head toward the middle of the week, however, sticky weather returns with storms likely. Some of those storms could be strong, with the potential of heavy rain as well. Pleasant weather then returns in the form of Canadian high pressure late in the week.
I'm sure we won't be done with the summer heat and humidity though – we still have August to get through, and the State Fair is only a month away!
TUESDAY: Muggy. Late day storms. High 91. Low 72. Chance of precipitation 60%. Wind S 5-15 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Storm chance lingers in southern MN. High 83. Low 65. Chance of precipitation 50%. Wind NW 5-15 mph.
THURSDAY: A very pleasant, sunny day. High 82. Low 65. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind N 5-10 mph.
FRIDAY: Sunny. Nice end to the week. High 83. Low 66. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind SE 5-10 mph.
SATURDAY: A touch muggier. Mainly sunny skies. High 85. Low 67. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind SW 5-10 mph.
SUNDAY: Early morning storms. Turning sunny. High 81. Low 58. Chance of precipitation 30%. Wind NW 5-10 mph.
1987: A historic deluge ends in the Twin Cities. Two-day totals include over a foot of rain at Bloomington. Nearly 10 inches falls in downtown Minneapolis, and near 9 inches is recorded in St. Paul. At one time the water reaches a depth of 13.5 feet on I-494 near East Bush Lake Road. I-494 in Bloomington would be closed for nearly 5 days.
1891: Heavy frost hits Elkton in Mower County in southeast Minnesota. The frost kills all vegetable crops. The low in Elkton is 34, and the Twin Cities have a low of 49.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation for Minneapolis
Average High: 83F (Record: 104F set in 1936)
Average Low: 64F (Record: 49F set in 1891)
Average Precipitation: 0.14" (Record: 1.69" set in 2012)
Sunrise/Sunset Times for Minneapolis
Sunrise: 5:50 AM
Sunset: 8:48 PM
*Length Of Day: 14 hours, 58 minutes and 24 seconds
*Daylight Lost Since Yesterday: ~2 minute and 5 seconds
*Next Sunrise At/After 6 PM: August 2nd (6:00 AM)
*Next Sunset At/Before 8:30 PM: August 8th (8:29 PM)
National Weather Outlook