Weather: Temperatures were chilly on Monday across Minnesota as an upper-level low brought cold and early spring or late fall temperatures.
Some spotty showers moved across the area on Monday afternoon over parts of West Central and Central Minnesota. Daytime high temperatures on Monday were only in the 50s and lower 60s. This was 20-25 degrees cooler than average for this time of the year.
Grand Marais had a cold start Monday morning, July 14, as they were the cold spot across Minnesota with a reading of just 42 degrees. This was only three degrees shy of the record low of 39 degrees set back in 2011 for Grand Marais.
Picture perfect weather will be with us for the midweek with daytime high temperatures in the low- to mid-70s common. In addition, light winds and low dew points will be with us as well. This should be another great day to be out on area lakes fishing, skiing, or just going for a nice boat ride!
Temperatures will start to climb a bit by Thursday with highs generally in the mid to upper 70s. A few lower 80s are possible across Western and Southern Minnesota.
Rain chances will return by late Friday into Saturday. Dew points will also be back in the low to mid 60s so it will feel quite sticky across the area.
For you sky watchers on Wednesday, the Milky Way now forms a magnificent arch high across the ?Äúwhole eastern sky after nightfall is complete.?Äù It will run all the way from below Cassiopeia in the north-northeast, up and across ?ÄúCygnus and the Summer Triangle in the east, and down past the spout of the Sagittarius Teapot in the south.?Äù Check it out!
Have a great upcoming weekend!
Weather history: On this date in 2006 a ?Äúheat burst occurs over West Central and Central Minnesota.?Äù The temperature at Canby jumped from ?Äú91 degrees to 100 degrees in 40 minutes from 10:35 p.m. to
11:15 p.m., but at the same time, the dew point temperature dropped from 63 to 32 degrees.?Äù
Weather fact: Heat burst ?Äì A heat burst is caused by a dying thunderstorm with very warm air aloft.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 49 High 76
Duluth Low 46 High 74
Central Minn. Low 49 High 75
Twin Cities Low 54 High 77
Rochester Low 50 High 75
Marshall Low 48 High 78
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 75 Low 55 Wind: NW 5 mph Prec. None
Monday?Äôs sunrise, July 14:
Monday?Äôs sunset: 9:07 p.m.
Normal High: 83
Normal Low: 62
High pressure will stay with us for the midweek with comfortable temperatures and low humidity through Thursday. Temperatures will be on the rise by Friday out ahead of our next weather disturbance that should arrive late Friday night into Saturday. Temperatures will climb back into the low to mid 80s by Friday and Saturday.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 78 Low 59 Winds: NE/E 5-10 mph Prec. None
Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer, 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms late. High 80 Low 62 Winds: SE 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù
Saturday: Partly cloudy, 30-
percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 82 Low 63 Winds: S 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.30?Äù
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20-percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 84 Low 65 Winds: SW/W 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù