Sunday Afternoon Storms - Highs Right Around Average
By DJ Kayser, filling in for Douglas
Where does the time go?
It feels like summer just started yesterday, but here we are - quickly approaching the middle of July. As we do so, we are also entering what is, on average, the warmest part of the year. Our average high tops off at 84 each day between July 6th and the 21st, and then it’s all downhill from there (at least until the middle of winter).
Luckily, temperatures will hang within a few degrees of average over the next week. Storms – some of which could be on the strong side – will be possible later today, bringing the potential of over a half an inch of rain. More downpours will be possible toward the middle of the week as another system moves through the region. That will bring the return of very muggy conditions as well as dew points will be hovering around 70 once again by Wednesday. After that, we look to end the week on a nice note, with sunnier skies.
Make sure to make time to get out and enjoy the nice, summer weather while you can. Fall will probably creep up on you faster than you think!
Extended Twin Cities Forecast
SUNDAY: Afternoon storm potential. High 86. Low 66. Chance of precipitation 40%. Wind SW 5-10 mph.
MONDAY: Lingering morning storms across southern Minnesota. High 84. Low 66. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind NE 3-5 mph.
TUESDAY: Muggy conditions. Storms possible late. High 87. Low 69. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind SE 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Dewpoints near 70. Scattered afternoon storms. High 88. Low 68. Chance of precipitation 20%. Wind W 5-10 mph.
THURSDAY: Decreasing clouds. Not as muggy. High 84. Low 67. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind N 5-10 mph.
FRIDAY: Highs around average. Mainly sunny. High 84. Low 65. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind SW 5-15 mph.
SATURDAY: A nice, sunny summer day expected. High 86. Low 67. Chance of precipitation 10%. Wind S 5-10 mph.
This Day in Weather History
1932: A tornado touches down near Springfield and moves into St. James, causing 500 thousand dollars in damage.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation for Minneapolis
Average High: 84F (Record: 99F set in 1976)
Average Low: 64F (Record: 48F set in 1895)
Average Precipitation: 0.14" (Record: 2.55" set in 2000)
Sunrise/Sunset Times for Minneapolis
Sunrise: 5:35 AM
Sunset: 9:00 PM
*Length Of Day: 15 hours, 24 minutes and 21 seconds
*Daylight Lost Since Yesterday: ~1 minute and 16 seconds
*Next Sunrise At/After 6 PM: August 2nd (6:00 AM)
*Next Sunset Before 9 PM: July 10th (8:59 PM)
Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech