Well, I woke up at 5:52 a.m. to thunder over the house, which is about the 2nd of 3rd time this week I’ve woken up sometime around 4-6 a.m. due to thunderstorms this week. I’m sure I’m not alone!
Here was a tweet I shared shortly after waking up, after the 2nd dose of rain of the morning:
One more small, but heavy, downpour on the way through south Minneapolis.— Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer (@AaronShafferWX) July 11, 2020
Keeping a few people from needing to water their gardens, at least! (myself, included)#mnwx pic.twitter.com/G9rJF2YUPt
This morning I decided to stay up, however, and write this forecast!
Looking ahead, we get about 6-7 hours of sunshine to heat things up into the middle 80s today, and then another round of afternoon thunderstorms shows up. Here’s a look at our 7-day extended forecast:
Based on this morning’s short-term model runs, I’d imagine we’ll stay dry at least through about 2 p.m., and then start to see thunderstorms popping up around us in the Twin Cities.
Here’s the model forecasted future radar by 2 p.m.:
Note that we’ll have kind of a dual effect happening — with storms forming ahead of that broken line you see above, and also that broken line of thunderstorms. All will be moving east/southeast.
Looking further ahead, we see dry weather, then, for Sunday and Monday, with heavier rain — possibly upwards of an inch or more of rain — coming on Tuesday.