Mark Anthony Meteorologist
Scattered showers and some isolated thunderstorms were with us over the weekend and into the start of the week. A nearly stationary front stayed with us over the weekend before it developed further east as a cold front on Monday.
Temperatures on Monday were in the upper 70s and lower 80s across much of the region. The warmest air on Monday, however, was generally across northwestern Minnesota.
We will continue to see a warm-up state-wide for the midweek and into the weekend. High temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 80s on Wednesday and Thursday before reaching the lower 90s on Friday and Saturday. A few spots could climb into the mid–90s.
Along with the heat, we will see the humidity settling in for Thursday and Friday and staying with us through the weekend. Dew points are expected to climb into the mid- to upper-60s making it feel quite sticky. Heat indices could top out over 100 degrees over the weekend.
Make sure you drink plenty of water over the the next few days, and check on the elderly, children, and your pets.
Weather history: On this date in 1982 it was chilly across most of Minnesota. In northern -Minnesota, Kulger Township “dropped to 31 degrees F.” Also, Duluth reported 36 degrees F.
Weather facts: Scattered showers and thunderstorms means that it will impact “30 percent to 50 percent of a forecast zone.”
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 58 High 88
Duluth Low 53 High 84
Central Minn. Low 59 High 87
Twin Cities Low 63 High 90
Marshall Low 60 High 89
Rochester Low 62 High 90
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and warm, 20% chance of shower/
t-storms late. High 87 Low 64 Winds: SSW 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Today’s sunrise: 5:32 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 9:16 p.m.
Normal High: 77
Normal Low: 56
Warm weather will settle in for most of the week into the weekend. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s for the midweek and then warm up into the 90s by Friday and into the weekend. Some scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible along the way.
Thursday: Variable cloudiness, 40% chance of showers/t-storms. High 87 Low 69 Wind: SE 10-15 mph Prec. .10”-.30”
Friday: Partly cloudy and hot. High 92 Low 72 Wind: SE 10-15 mph Prec. .10”-.30”
Saturday: Party cloudy, 20% chance of scattered showers/t-storms. High 93 Low 72 Wind: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of showers/t-storms. High 90 Low 72 Wind: SSE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”