Mike's Farm

Weather Review | Week of July 15-21

Key Messages:

Severe storms possible Monday, with damaging winds the most likely threat.
Cooler, drier days the rest of the week.

The week will kick off on a stormy note, with multiple rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms possible on Monday.

This severe weather event will be unusual, given the timing of the worst storms will be in the morning through the first half of the day. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main risk, but can't rule out an isolated tornado. After the first round of early day storms blow through, additional thunderstorms could re-ignite during the more typical afternoon hours, but these are not expected to be as significant as the first round of storms.

Following the cold front, a much milder air mass and strong surface high pressure will settle over the Upper Midwest. This will set Zumbrota up for a very comfortable and dry stretch of weather Monday night through at least Friday.

Highs Tuesday through Thursday will generally be in the 70s, as 80s don`t look to make a return until next weekend. A few upper 40s could even occur in our rural areas Wednesday night, highlighting the coolness of this mid-summer air mass!

Precipitation chances will remain very low until next weekend when some weak disturbances may bring some slight chances for rain. With the forecast during this period trending more dry than wet, the local area is likely heading into the first prolonged stretch of dry weather after today's severe storms.

Kathryn Prociv, CCM
*Forecast is subject to change, especially beyond 48 hours. An updated forecast will be provided if there is a significant change in the forecast.

Frost Forecast (beta)

Use the gray arrows next to "Day-by-day forecast" to click through the frost risk forecast for the next four days starting with the first risk for tonight/tomorrow morning.