Weather: This weekend was one for the record books across parts of Minnesota. St. Cloud tied the record high temperature of
85 degrees also set back in 1905.
Minneapolis set a new record high temperature on Sunday with a reading of 84 degrees. The old record was 81 degrees set back in 2011.
Alexandria came within two degrees of the record high temperature of 82 degrees also set back in 2011. The high on Sunday in Alexandria was a warm and pleasant 80 degrees.
It was quite a wake-up call on Monday as a strong cold front pushed across Minnesota late Sunday night into early Monday morning. This produced some light rain along with much colder air.
Afternoon high temperatures on Monday tumbled into the mid to upper 50s across much of Minnesota. These temperature readings were anywhere from 20 to 30 degrees cooler than what we experienced on Sunday.
A low pressure trough will impact the area Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night and bring with it a chance of rain. Another round of rain is possible Wednesday afternoon and evening and again Thursday.
By this weekend, a dome of high pressure will settle-in across the area. However, it will bring some cold Canadian area to the Upper Minnesota. Highs for this Friday and Saturday will fall back into the 50s.
Stay warm this weekend.
Weather history: On this date in 1953 ?Äúa record high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit for the St. Cloud area was recorded in 1953 (and later tied in 1992).?Äù Minneapolis also set a record that same day in 1953 with a high of 89 degrees.
Weather fact: A tropical storm is classified as a hurricane once winds goes up to 74 miles per hour or higher.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 55 High 69
Duluth Low 43 High 64
Central Minn. Low 54 High 70
Twin Cities Low 55 High 72
Rochester Low 53 High 69
Marshall Low 55 High 74
Wednesday: Variable cloudiness, 20-percent chance of showers. High 72 Low 48 Wind: SW/W 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù
Monday?Äôs sunrise, Sept. 29:
Monday?Äôs sunset: 7 p.m.
Normal High: 64
Normal Low: 42
After a warm weekend It?Äôs back to more ?Äútypical?Äù weather for this time of the year. The midweek will continue to be a bit unsettled with rain chances through Thursday. Temperatures will be near average again for Tuesday through Thursday. However, it will be turning colder than normal for Friday and Saturday along with quiet conditions forecasted.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, 20-percent chance of showers. High 62 Low 42 Winds: W 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù
Friday: Partly cloudy, breezy, and cool. High 54 Low 33 Winds: NW 10-20>30 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 56 Low 45 Winds: WNW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20-percent chance of showers. High 65 Low 45 Winds: W/SW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20?Äù