Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMPX 291031
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
531 AM CDT Mon AUG 29 2016
Showers and thunderstorms worked slowly eastward across northern
areas of Minnesota overnight. The storms contained bouts of heavy
rainfall along with sporadic reports of damaging wind and hail.
Radar rainfall estimates of 1 to 2 inches have been common overnight
with areas around Fertile receiving 5 to 7 inches of rain.
Skies were mainly clear across southern Minnesota early this morning
with patchy areas of fog. Temperatures across the state at 5 am were
mainly in the 60s, with some lower 70s noted from the Twin Cities as
well as across west central Minnesota.
The showers and thunderstorms across the north will diminish this
morning but more storms will develop this afternoon as a cold front
moves in from the Dakotas. The storms will sink south into central
and southern Minnesota during the afternoon and evening hours. Once
again, bouts of heavy rainfall are likely and a few of the storms
could be severe with large hail and damaging winds.
Highs today will be in the lower to middle 80s. The dew points today
will be uncomfortable with readings around 70 degrees. The
combination of the heat and humidity will yield heat indices in the
lower 90s across southern Minnesota this afternoon.
Dry weather will overspread the region tonight and persist through
the end of the workweek. Temperatures during this period will be
seasonal and in the 70s along with comfortable daytime humidity