Here we are approaching the heart of the summer season and temperatures are more like back to school weather. But a warming trend has been ordered up and is on its way.
As the on-site meteorologist at Target Field, Craig Edwards can attest that the game is meant to be played outdoors. He takes us through how Twins officials handle thunderstorms.
A cool front is tracking south and will arrive with brisk northwest winds, dropping the temperatures well below normal as we begin the month of July.
Showers and thunderstorms erupted over Minnesota, northeast South Dakota and northern Iowa Saturday afternoon. More rain is coming.
From the Updraft: Already today, rainfall has exceeded over an inch in portions of southwest Minnesota and periods of strong storms and heavy rains are likely to continue across much of the state.
After experiencing a rather dry spring, generous rainfall has occurred in June over southwest Minnesota, where totals have already exceeded over 4 inches in some locations.
A flash flood watch remains in effect until 1 p.m. on Tuesday for much of Minnesota.
A weather maker is shaping up for mid week and we'll be tracking the chances of accumulating snowfall. Currently, a couple of inches of wet snow look to be most likely north of the Twin Cities.
Brrrr. Afternoon highs are likely to top out about 30 degrees shy of normal in the state today. Snow moves into parts of Minnesota Friday and Saturday. "The earlier sunrises and the later sunsets are the most positive things I can offer on a day when wind chill readings are bitterly cold," writes meteorologist Craig Edwards on Updraft.
Winds are likely to remain strong through midnight before diminishing across western Minnesota. By daybreak, the highest winds will be in far eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Another invasion of arctic air will dive south through the state today. And strong winds will likely whip up snow already on the ground later today in parts of central and southern Minnesota.
Expect a blustery Wednesday with winds shifting from the southwest to the northwest. Wind chill readings will be well below zero on Wednesday night.
A swath of light snow, accumulating an inch or two will pass through southwest Minnesota and Iowa this evening and overnight. With the cold temperatures this coating of snow will make for hazardous travel.
Another band of arctic air is descending into Minnesota and the northern U.S., bringing a wave of frigid temperatures expected to linger for most of the week. Relief comes Friday.
By Sunday morning temperatures will have fallen nearly 50 degrees in western Minnesota. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected across much of the state.