Weather: It really has been a pretty cool and quiet summer in the weather department. Some cities across the U.S. have yet to hit 90 degrees this year, and it looks like the 90-degree mark won?Äôt be seen anytime soon for those cities.
Once again, much of this week across Minnesota and the Upper Midwest will be chillier than ?Äúnormal.?Äù Monday, parts of Minnesota dropped into the 40s for morning low temperatures.
Crane Lake dipped to
44 degrees Monday for the state?Äôs low. International Falls was close behind at 46 degrees. The record low for International Falls is 38 degrees set back in 1913.
Most of Central and West Central dipped into the upper 50s and lower 60s Monday, July 28. However, daytime high temperatures Monday struggled to reach the low- to mid-70s.
These temperatures for the start of this week were five to 10 degrees cooler than average. Dew points for most of the period have been in the low- to mid-50s making for a very comfortable week!
Things will start to change a bit by Friday and Saturday, however, as temperatures will climb into the low- to mid-80s. Dew points will rise as well into the upper 50s and lower 60s.
We could see a few isolated showers or thunderstorms by late Thursday into Friday. The best chance for showers and thunderstorms will arrive by Sunday.
In the sky this Thursday night the Milky Way will form a ?Äúmagnificent arch high across the whole eastern sky after darkness is complete.?Äù It will run all the way from below Cassiopeia in the north-northeast, up and ?Äúacross Cygnus and the Summer Triangle high in the east, and down past the spout of the Sagittarius Teapot in the south.?Äù Check it out!
Have a great and pleasant week!
Weather history: On this date in 1971 a ?Äúcool spell across Minnesota with frost in northern parts of the state and freezing temperatures reported as far south as Pipestone.?Äù
Weather fact: The city in the U.S. that has been hit the most by tornadoes is Oklahoma City. The exact count is not known, but the total is more than 100.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 55 High 78
Duluth Low 53 High 76
Central Minn. Low 55 High 80
Twin Cities Low 62 High 81
Rochester Low 59 High 79
Marshall Low 57 High 80
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 80 Low 58 Wind: NW 5-10 mph Prec. None
Monday?Äôs sunrise, July 28:
Monday?Äôs sunset: 8:52 p.m.
Normal High: 81
Normal Low: 60
Pleasant weather conditions will prevail this workweek and towards the weekend. Temperatures will warm at the end of the week along with just small chances for showers and thunderstorms. A better chance of showers and thunderstorms are possible for Sunday.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, 20-percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. High 81 Low 60 Winds: NE 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù
Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer, 20-percent chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms. High 84 Low 60 Winds: E/SE 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù
Saturday: Mostly sunny, 20-percent chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms. High 84 Low 60 Winds: SE 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù
Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny, 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 82 Low 62 Winds: SE/SW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.30?Äù