Slight risk for severe weather Monday
Our entire area (as of tonight) is under a slight risk for severe weather on Monday. Here’s my thinking behind this:
1) The bulk of the day will be dry as we should be capped – a warm front will hang out to our north tomorrow. South winds south of the warm front will try to bring moisture and warmth to the area. Look for highs (if we see enough sun) to hit the mid/upper 70s. More clouds will keep temps in the low 70s and also limit severe weather. How much moisture will return is also in question. Less moisture = not a lot of oomph for severe weather.
2) The low pressure track will come across southern Minnesota late Monday. So, although there may not be a ton of moisture or instability, there will be plenty of spin (or, shear, if you will) in the atmosphere. Storms love shear.
3) It will be windy later Monday and overnight into Tuesday. Tuesday, btw, will be cooler and cloudy. Ah yes, a perfect fall feel: cue the Back To School music!
Stay tuned for any development on Monday. Labor Day WON’T be a washout, and we very well may be able to squeak by dry the entire day. But just incase – and if you’re outside tomorrow – have a means of getting weather info handy.
Enjoy your Labor Day!
Posted under Holidays, severe weather
This post was written by Steph on September 5, 2010