As you walk outside today you have conditions similar to Hawai’i with tradewinds blowing. Low to mid 80’s, mostly sunny and lower humidity with dewpoints in the upper 50’s with very few bugs around to suck your blood or bite you. It is almost a carbon copy of yesterday. As of 3pm (20Z), there are only a couple isolated showers, one around Cosmos and one by Grand Rapids.
We are still on the backside of the trough over the eastern US allowing just enough lift with daytime heating to have a few thunderstorms later in the evening along with slight PVA across central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
In the longer term the same patter continues. The digging trough over the Pacific Northwest will advect warm air from the southwest up to Minnesota. The cold front has slowed up from yesterday’s GFSx run and cooler air will delay until Tuesday from coming into the state. The ridge will begin to rebound by Thursday with possibly some overnight warm frontal storms into Friday morning. As we look into next weekend we see the ridge rebounding and heat moving back into the state. These are some of the best days of summer.