Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The image above from NOAA's HPC or Hydrological Prediction Center shows a "Best guess" at where and how much rain will fall over the next 5 days. MCC's or Mesoscale Convective Complex's (storm clusters) will develop just to our south along a stark temperature gradient. This is also where the strong upper level winds (aka: Jet stream) will be sitting as well. It appears the storm track will change and send moisture our way by early next week. In the meantime, cold air aloft will keep the atmosphere unstable over the upper Midwest. Temperatures will warm as we head into the weekend, but isolated showers/sprinkles will be possible as well.
* Threat of a peek or two of sunshine Wednesday. Still unsettled, possibility of a stray shower or sprinkle. Average high temperature is 79 degrees, we'll be about 10 degrees shy of that mark Wednesday.
* Slow warming trend extends into the weekend: low to mid 70s Saturday, mid to upper 70s Sunday. Most of the weekend looks dry right now.
* A few 80-degree highs return next week, when it will finally start to feel like summer again. Lightning and thunder potential
Today: Damp start, then intervals of sun. High: 69
Tonight: Partly moony (large moon still visible - last full moon was June 7th). Low: 51
Thursday: More clouds, unsettled, a few showers. High: 72
Friday: Partly cloudy with a stray shower or two possible. High: 75
Saturday: A mix of clouds and sun, slightly cooler than average. Spotty PM shower possible. Winds: SE 10-15. High: 76
Sunday: Fading sun, warmer. Slight chance of late-day T-storms, mainly far northern MN. High: 80
Monday: Hazy sun, more noticeable humidity. PM thundershowers? High: near 80
Tuesday: Clouds roll in - risk of a T-storm or two. High: 80