By D.J. Kayser, Meteorologist
Another warm day ahead, but rain looks to move in as we head into Labor Day weekend. When’s the best time of seeing some storms? We’ll have that in a moment – first, your seven day:
If you’re heading out to the fair the next couple days, or to a lake here in southern Minnesota, be prepared for the heat and humidity. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s, but feel more like the mid to even upper 90s during the afternoon hours.
As for the rain, here is the forecast rain totals through Sunday morning. The heaviest of the rain during this period will be to our north. First, we have a low pressure center that will give us a glancing blow later tonight, mainly affecting northwest Minnesota. The better chance of rain moves into our area Saturday Night through Sunday Night. While there is a marginal threat of severe storms – mainly with large hail and damaging winds – the biggest threat from storms will be heavy rain, as rainfall rates could be 2-3″ per hour at time.
After that, a cool front moves through, bringing sunny skies for Labor Day and temperatures back into the 70s. Cooler temperatures continue into the middle of the work week next week, with highs potentially struggling to get out of the 60s.
Daniel (D.J.) Kayser works as a multimedia meteorologist for Praedicitx in the Twin Cities, and lives in the St. Cloud area. He's a 2012 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor's of Science in meteorology. Besides blogging for MinnyApple, D.J. also runs his own weather blog at dkayserwx.wordpress.com, which he uses for forecasts and fun weather factoids. He also writes blogs for Praedictix at praedicitx.com/blog. During his free time, he loves to get out and enjoy the outdoors with his wife, Rebecca.