Scattered Showers & T-Storms For Some Today
Very Warm & Humid All Week
Monday’s Forecast High: 88F / Tonight’s Low: 74F…
It was a steamy Sunday with highs in the mid-upper 80s. It was then stormy for some, especially across SE Minnesota where there were reports of quarter size hail, wind damage, funnel clouds and two tornadoes near Stockton and Wilson, MN.
Showers and t-storms then produced heavy rain in parts of the area overnight, in fact 4″ to 6″ (isolated 8″) fell across much of Dunn County… leading to flash flooding. There are numerous reports of flooded and washed out roads in the county and rivers and creeks will be running high and fast. A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Dunn County through at least midday.
The rest of the area will see scattered showers and t-storms this morning, especially near and north of I-90. Storms will be more hit and miss heading into this afternoon. It will be another very warm and humid day with highs in the 80s.
Slight chance of showers and t-storms in spots this evening, then mild and muggy overnight. Lows will range from the upper 60s to low-mid 70s. Very warm and humid again Tuesday with just isolated showers and t-storms possible. Highs in the upper 80s. Heat indices could climb into the mid-upper 90s.
Looking Ahead… We’re going to need to get used to the very warm and humid conditions, as it looks like we’ll be stuck in this pattern for at least the next week or so. Expect highs in the mid 80s to around 90F, with high humidity. This will make it feel even hotter, with afternoon and early evening heat indices in the 95-100F range at times.
With the warm and humid air in place, it doesn’t take much of a disturbance or frontal boundary to spark scattered showers and t-storms. Any complex of storms that develop will have the potential to produce heavy rain. We may have to watch for strong to severe storms at times as well. The good news is as of now (Monday morning)… the 4th of July Saturday is looking dry.
Stay tuned for updates… and stay cool! -Bill Graul