By DJ Kayser, filling in for Douglas
Do you feel like you've been watering your plants and lawn a little more frequently?
Most of the state has received below average rainfall so far this month, with the exceptions being parts of central and southeastern Minnesota, where rounds of heavy rain have set up. Even in the Twin Cities, where July is typically the third wettest month of the year, rainfall amounts are slightly below average.
Our fairly dry July will continue as we end the month and head into early August across the state. There are only a couple possible rain blips on our map: one on Sunday, and another toward the middle of next week. Otherwise, we are in for a spectacular stretch of weather, with mainly sunny skies into early August. Highs will be within a few degrees of average, with the typical summertime heat and humidity remaining off to our south.
So there are no weather concerns if you are heading out to Billy Joel later this evening. Temperatures will be in the 70s with light winds and mainly clear skies. Enjoy the nice weather!
SATURDAY: Perfect Saturday weather! High 83. Low 64. Chance of precipitation 0%. Wind S 3-8 mph.
SUNDAY: Spotty afternoon storms. Partly cloudy. High 82. Low 65. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind SW 3-8 mph.
MONDAY: A few passing clouds. High 85. Low 66. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind SW 3-8 mph.
TUESDAY: Sunny. Storm potential Tuesday Night. High 85. Low 66. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind SW 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: A few lingering showers. Partly sunny. High 82. Low 65. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind NW 5-10 mph.
THURSDAY: A mix of clouds and sun. High 83. Low 63. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind NE 5-10 mph.
1987: Heavy rain falls at La Crosse, WI, where 5 inches are recorded.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation for Minneapolis
Average High: 83F (Record: 100F set in 1955)
Average Low: 64F (Record: 50F set in 1981)
Average Precipitation: 0.13" (Record: 1.48" set in 1942)
Sunrise/Sunset Times for Minneapolis
Sunrise: 5:54 AM
Sunset: 8:44 PM
*Length Of Day: 14 hours, 49 minutes and 39 seconds
*Daylight Lost Since Yesterday: ~2 minute and 15 seconds
*Next Sunrise At/After 6 PM: August 2nd (6:00 AM)
*Next Sunset At/Before 8:30 PM: August 8th (8:29 PM)
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- D.J. Kayser