Grab the umbrella, rain is moving in! Look for showers and a few isolated thunderstorms to move through the Twin Cities metro this morning and stick around until the early afternoon. Rainfall amounts will have a wide range with the west metro only picking up around .10" to .25" and up to 1" in the east, around the St. Croix river valley and Western Wisconsin.
The showers and cloud cover today should limit highs to the low 60s. Winds will be southeast around 10-15.
Showers slide farther east this evening with a slight chance of an isolated shower. Otherwise, the residual mositure and a front hanging overhead tonight will cause winds to diminish and allow area fog to form, lows in the upper 50s.
Tomorrow afternoon brings another wave of moisture to the area with showers becoming likely later in the day–again more for the Eastern part of the state and Western Wisconsin. Look for an additional .50" to 1.00" of rainfall as this system taps into an ample supply of gulf moisture.
Thursday night brings about a big change as our winds aloft shift out of the Northwest and stay that way until early next week. Temperatures will crash on Friday with highs struggling to hit 50 (many areas will stay in the 40s) along with a biting wind out of the NW 15-25 mph will create a wind chill in the upper 30s and low 40s through the day, brrr!
Saturday and Sunday remain cool but then we should begin to warm up closer to seasonable highs in the lower 60s starting Monday and Tuesday.
Have a great day and happy October 1st!
-Meteorologist Sam Ryan