The song Summer in the City is where I got the name for my daily weather blog. I plan to write daily weather briefings here to complement posts on Whatever-Weather.com which are more more thought provoking. The focus will be the Twin Cities metropolitan area and greater Minnesota. I often say that I have my head in the clouds, and this blog will keep my head in the clouds and sharpen the pencil in my head for daily forecasts for operational Meteorology. To keep the nuances in my head you need to forecast daily.
I also hope to work in some sights of the Twin Cities area with a initial focus on St Paul.
We are currently underneath a ridge which will be breaking down and sending a shortwave with thunderstorms in our direction the next couple of days.
You can clearly see the Vorticity lobe move through at 500mb across Minnesota.
Overall though it is a nice stretch of summer weather as we dry out from the recent wet May. The shortwave trough that is currently hitting the west coast will be here by Monday with some thunderstorms to usher in cooler, dryer weather and collapse the thermal ridge south of Minnesota. Early next week appears to be on the cool side with a warm up and slight ridge rebound the latter half of next week.