Water cooler chatter will begin to sour and be directed towards the weather by Thursday as another unusually cool pool of air slides in from Canada. To be honest, Thursday's weather looks ridiculous, at least for August standards. It will literally feel like Fall: cool, wet and windy. There's a good chance that the mercury won't even get out of the 60's at the Twin Cities Airport. The last time that happened was in August was 2007 (Aug 17, 18 and 19). The silver lining - it won't last long! Brighter skies are expected by Friday with sunnier and warmer weather expected over the weekend - good timing.
Take a look at the WRF's calculation of precipitation and timing of the inclement weather here:
The image above is BUFKIT's version of the WRF calculations - pay attention to the two red circles. The red circle in the bottom right show the time (6am Friday) and the red circle in the left center shows the amount of rain accumulated from now until 6am Friday (over 2"). It is possible that the next 36 to 48 hours could be substantially wet for some through central Minnesota, which is great news considering we are 6" behind normal precipitation at the Twin Cities airport since January 1st.
Wednesday: Cloudier, cooler, more unsettled with showers and thunder. High: 74
Tonight: Continued cool with scatterd showers and storms. Low: 62
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, cool and windy with more showers likely. High: 69
Friday: Getting better again, sunshine on the increase. High: 73
Saturday: Mostly sunny, lake-worthy. High: 79
Sunday: Hazy sun, a bit warmer, still dry. High: 81
Monday: Clouds increase, chance of a light shower or sprinkle. High: 82
Tuesday: Partly sunny, cooler. High: 82