Weather: Fall officially arrived this year on Monday at 9:29 p.m. EDT. Despite, the calendar indicating that it is autumn it has felt like summer most of this week as temperatures have been 10-15 degrees above average.
Thunderstorms moved across parts of West Central and Central Minnesota on Saturday afternoon as a fast moving disturbance dropped out of Canada.
These cells produced some strong winds and some large hail. Wind gusts to near 60 mph were reporting across parts of Minnesota.
Canadian high pressure moved in on Sunday and brought a gradual clearing sky and cool temperatures. The warmest temperatures across Minnesota on Sunday were just 69 degrees at several cities including St. Cloud, Montevideo, and Luverne.
Most of Central and West Central Minnesota saw highs only in the low to mid 60s.
Our next weather disturbance will arrive Tuesday night into Wednesday as a low will move out of California. This will move into the Upper Midwest by the midweek and could produce some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Drier air will return by Wednesday night into Thursday. Temperatures should be in the low to mid 70s for much of the week with some lower 80s possible across parts of Southern and Western Minnesota.
Enjoy the mild rest of the week and weekend.
Weather history: On this date in 1869 ?Äúheavy rain dumps nearly 10 inches on the White Earth Reservation.?Äù
Weather fact: Glaciation- The transformation of cloud particles from water droplets to ice crystals. Thus, a cumulonimbus cloud is said to have a ?Äúglaciated?Äù upper portion.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 56 High 73
Duluth Low 48 High 71
Central Minn. Low 55 High 72
Twin Cities Low 56 High 74
Rochester Low 52 High 73
Marshall Low 56 High 75
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, 20-percent chance of showers mainly early. High 72 Low 51 Wind: S 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù
Monday?Äôs sunrise, Sept. 22: 7:10 a.m.
Monday?Äôs sunset: 7:17 p.m.
Normal High: 64
Normal Low: 43
Mild and quiet conditions will be with us for much of the forecast period with high temperatures running 10-15 degrees warmer than normal. A weak system is forecasted to arrive by Sunday, but otherwise high pressure will dominate our weather and keep things in-check for much of the week.
Thursday: Most sunny. High 75 Low 58 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Friday: Mostly sunny and warm. High 78 Low 58 Winds: W 10-15>20 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 78 Low 58 Winds: SE 10-15>20 mph Prec. None
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20-percent chance of showers/T-storms. High 75 Low 55 Winds: S 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù