StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 77° / Low 62°... Increasing rain chances tonight. Rain, possibly heavy on tap for tomorrow. More heat is on the way for next week.
Updated Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 5:12 PM...
It turned out to be a rather nice day across the region, despite the fact we saw some debris cloudiness roll in this afternoon which filtered out the sun.
The clouds are area of an approaching weather system. While most of us will stay dry this evening, a few of us west of the Mississippi River could see a stray shower this evening. These showers are part of a dying complex that moved across western and southern Minnesota earlier today.
Rain chances will slowly increase as we head into the overnight hours, especially as we approach daybreak tomorrow.
A large swath of showers and isolated t-storms will cross the area tomorrow. Some of the rain could be heavy at times, especially along and south of I-90. In fact, these areas could see amounts ranging between one and three inches. I am not concerned with flooding as the rain will fall over a fairly long period. In addition, the ground is fairly dry and can take a good soaking rainfall. With clouds and rain in the area, look for a cool day. Afternoon highs will struggle to get into the upper 60s in many spots.
Looking Ahead... We could see a lingering shower early Saturday morning, with a partly sunny sky taking over for the rest of the day. Look for highs in the middle to upper 70s.
Temperatures will warm a few more degrees for Sunday, topping out in the lower to middle 80.
An upper level ridge will then build into the Upper Midwest for much of next week. This ridge will bring with it another surge of hot weather. In fact, highs through most of next week look to top out in the upper 80s to lower 90s. As far as rain chances are concerned for next week, we'll keep a slight chance of showers and t-storms for the last half of next week. However... at this time, those rain chances look really slim.
Have a great night! -Cory Malles