Chance of rain on Sunday; unstable time to start the week
It actually rained on Saturday! Rain was scarce in June.
Some places had showers, while others saw lighter rain.
Some of the heaviest rains came from around Mankato towards Faribault, Minnesota. Rainfall coverage was fairly good in the southern half of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Parts of northern Minnesota saw patchy showers. Rain will persist on Saturday evening in many places.
You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and Western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio Network, and you can see updated weather information on the MPR News Live Weather Blog.
Chance of rain on Sunday?
A few occasional scattered showers and a thunderstorm will be possible on Sunday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NAM) North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential rain pattern for Sunday and Sunday evening:
Pay more attention to the scattered nature of the rain, rather than the exact location of the rain at any given time.
We will have a chance of additional scattered showers and a thunderstorm on Monday and Tuesday, as well as late Wednesday.
Our average high temperature in the Twin Cities is 82 degrees at this time of year. Some spots in the metropolitan area could exceed 80 degrees Sunday afternoon. The peaks of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will be between the 70s and 80s lower Sunday:
Sunday dew points will be in the sticky 60s in some areas:
Returning to high temperatures, high temperatures in the Twin Cities metro area are expected to reach the mid-80s on Monday, followed by lower 80s on Tuesday and the mid-80s on Wednesday. We will end around 80 Thursday and Friday.
Temperatures may increase slightly on July 4 and the following week. The NWS Climate Prediction Center shows a trend of above normal temperatures in Minnesota and western Wisconsin from July 4 to 10:
You can hear my weather updates live on MPR News at 7:35 am, 9:35 am and 4:39 pm every Saturday and Sunday.
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