Sunday 8/2/20: Cool and dry in Minneapolis

After several dry days in a row, we lucked into rain last night in Minneapolis — with 0.15″ of rain recorded at MSP. That rain was part of a weak cold front, but a cold front that’s strong enough to drop our overnight lows into the 50s for two nights (tonight and tomorrow) and allow for you to open your windows overnight, if you’re so inclined.

Here’s a look at your extended 7-day forecast for the Twin Cities:

Today looks like a fantastic day to spend some time outside, with sun and breezy conditions, coupled with a high only in the middle 70s. Then middle 70s stick around all the way through Wednesday.

So what’s happening? I mentioned a cold front:

That was the setup yesterday. A little surge of warmth ahead of the cold front.

You’ll notice, though, that the cooler temps aren’t the only nice thing we get. Check out these lowered dewpoints in the forecast for about noon today. We’ve seen dewpoints in the 60s for some time, but up north today those dip into the lower 40s, with 50s elsewhere:

Enjoy the brief break from summer temps, and have a great Sunday!

Published by Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer

Aaron graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, and worked as a meteorologist in television for 8 years (NBC affiliates in Wyoming and South Dakota, and the CBS/Fox affiliate in Cedar Rapids, IA, prior to working at the cable weather station WeatherNation). While in Iowa, Aaron worked as a storm chaser and on-air meteorologist, where he went on dozens of storm chases and saw a number of tornadoes.