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StormTeam3: Rain and clouds persist for coming days, small severe threat Monday

The next few days might not be the greatest time for any outdoor activities you may have planned. Rain on Sunday, with a potential for storms early in the workweek.

Posted: Sep 7, 2019 7:53 PM
Updated: Sep 7, 2019 7:57 PM

Cloudy skies blanketed much of the area today, leaving us with a fall-like day. Some small and scattered showers did occur, but much could not even reach the ground today as the lower atmosphere was far to dry. This changes on Sunday.

On Saturday night, light winds at the surface from the east were carrying very dry air. Just above these winds at the cloud layer, westerly winds were carrying significantly more moisture. This resulted in thick clouds blanketing the area, often appearing as waves in the atmosphere. While these winds will remain in place for Sunday, the moisture situation changes. By Saturday night, much of this moisture will up in the atmosphere will mix down to the surface, while a light low level jet from the south will feed even a bit more moisture.

All this new humidity will allow for more showers to develop on Sunday. Alongside this humidity, a passing disturbance in the jet stream Sunday will promote upward motion across the whole area, and will subsequently increase the rain potential. Rains on Sunday will be widespread light showers, shifting on and off throughout the day. Rainfall totals could be between 0.1-0.25 inches for much of the area Sunday. The rain will begin to subside in the evening hours between 7-10pm. Daily high temperatures on Sunday will struggle to reach even 65 degrees! Quite the cooler day.

On Monday, clouds will still be around in the morning, but will begin to move out gradually as temperatures begin to rise from a weak warm front. With all the moisture in the air from the weekend, and with high temperatures now breaking 70 degrees, there will be the potential for storms Monday evening, and lasting through even Thursday morning. The severe threat is rather low, but any extra sunlight during Monday, and thereby extra heat, could be enough to kick storms up a level. The Storm Prediction Center has parts of Iowa under a marginal threat for severe weather on Monday, a level 1/5. We are tracking this situation. For now, we have one and a half more cloudy and rainy days to get through.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 318763

Reported Deaths: 3652
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin673361116
Ramsey28256505
Anoka22583228
Dakota22414190
Washington14207116
Stearns13976117
St. Louis8991112
Scott859755
Wright795543
Olmsted681134
Sherburne601541
Clay508957
Carver486215
Kandiyohi420522
Rice419237
Blue Earth418016
Crow Wing364034
Otter Tail321723
Chisago315612
Nobles309930
Benton305751
Winona284830
Douglas266837
Mower265823
Polk261224
Morrison233829
Lyon223011
Beltrami219218
McLeod217914
Becker209416
Goodhue208428
Steele19917
Isanti194217
Itasca193923
Carlton191316
Todd182514
Nicollet164026
Mille Lacs157031
Freeborn15546
Le Sueur148811
Cass146010
Brown145715
Waseca139811
Pine13958
Meeker13289
Roseau12194
Martin117420
Hubbard115725
Wabasha10781
Redwood97919
Chippewa9147
Cottonwood8964
Renville89529
Dodge8700
Watonwan8634
Wadena8156
Sibley8004
Rock7889
Aitkin77830
Pipestone74118
Fillmore7240
Houston7134
Yellow Medicine66512
Pennington6638
Kanabec62713
Swift5998
Murray5953
Faribault5732
Pope5531
Clearwater5268
Stevens5243
Marshall5059
Jackson4961
Lake4326
Koochiching3996
Wilkin3925
Lac qui Parle3863
Unassigned38559
Lincoln3651
Norman3537
Big Stone3242
Mahnomen3044
Grant2806
Kittson2298
Red Lake2163
Traverse1491
Lake of the Woods1011
Cook770

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Cases: 229327

Reported Deaths: 2395
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk33896336
Linn14340166
Scott1132587
Black Hawk10968137
Woodbury10428129
Johnson964137
Dubuque927491
Story684522
Pottawattamie644070
Dallas641757
Sioux372725
Webster363936
Cerro Gordo359046
Marshall351246
Clinton333844
Buena Vista307314
Muscatine293469
Des Moines291620
Warren283214
Plymouth277142
Wapello257372
Jones233615
Jasper224344
Marion206821
Lee205017
Carroll199922
Bremer196712
Henry18417
Crawford176916
Benton171821
Tama154940
Jackson146513
Washington146215
Delaware144921
Dickinson140311
Boone138311
Mahaska127927
Wright12706
Clay11924
Buchanan118510
Hardin116510
Page11524
Hamilton11429
Clayton11238
Cedar109313
Harrison108630
Kossuth10847
Calhoun10757
Mills10647
Floyd106216
Fayette105610
Lyon10538
Butler10266
Poweshiek99713
Winneshiek98413
Iowa97612
Winnebago93124
Cherokee9014
Hancock8737
Sac8738
Grundy87111
Louisa86818
Chickasaw8664
Allamakee82811
Cass81823
Mitchell8035
Appanoose79912
Humboldt7855
Union7796
Shelby77311
Emmet76824
Guthrie76315
Franklin74321
Jefferson7252
Unassigned6950
Madison6924
Palo Alto6574
Keokuk6157
Pocahontas5644
Howard5619
Osceola5341
Greene5310
Ida50013
Clarke4904
Davis4739
Montgomery47011
Taylor4673
Monroe44712
Adair4418
Monona4402
Worth3690
Fremont3663
Van Buren3615
Lucas3296
Decatur3200
Wayne3027
Audubon3002
Ringgold2202
Adams1712
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