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Not quite as steamy; storm risk rises again Wednesday

Temperate breezes start blowing Sunday

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On Tuesday, we shave a few degrees from Monday’s 92-degree heat across most of Minnesota. But the 90s return late this week.

Daily temperatures in Minneapolis area
Daily temperatures in Minneapolis area
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Weather Bell

More temperate breezes blow staring Sunday and into next week with highs mostly in the 80s.

July monsoon

Monday’s rainfall was intense and widespread. We average about 4 inches of rain in July. New Hope got that in about three hours Monday evening. Maple Grove tallied an incredible 5.18 inches of rainfall last night.

Check out the rainfall distribution chart from the Twin Cities National Weather Service.

Quieter Tuesday

The atmosphere looks a little tamer Tuesday. The best chance of storms favors South Dakota and southwest Minnesota. Most models keep the Twin Cities dry through Tuesday night. In theory.

A much better chance for storms arrives Wednesday.

Possible severe weather on July 16 across Minnesota
Possible severe weather on July 16 across Minnesota
National Weather Service

Heavy rainfall potential

The risk for heavy rains returns Wednesday.

Excessive rainfall risk on July 16 across Minnesota
Excessive rainfall risk on July 16 across Minnesota
National Weather Service

Impressive mammatus

There were some impressive mammatus clouds last night after the storms as the sun set in the west.