Mark Anthony Meteorologist
It was a windy start to the week. On Monday night into Tuesday afternoon wind advisories and high wind warnings were posted for much of the region. We saw wind gusts to 50 mph at times as a very strong pressure gradient developed across the state.
In addition to the winds, we also had rain mixed with some light snow Monday night into Tuesday morning across parts of Greater Minnesota. High temperatures on Tuesday were only in the upper-30s and lower-40s. The strong winds made it feel even colder.
The clouds will remain with us on Wednesday along with an unseasonably cool air mass. The winds will finally back down on Wednesday.
We should finally warm up on Friday as we head towards the weekend. A southwesterly flow will usher in some warmer temperatures for Friday and Saturday along with a dry air mass.
Don’t get too use to it, however, as cooler air is expected to return by Sunday into next week.
Weather history: On this date in 1899 the region experienced an “Indian summer.” For example, the Twin Cities hit 82 degrees F.
Weather facts: An “Indian Summer” is a “period of unusually warm, and dry period occurring in late autumn.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 28 High 40
Duluth Low 33 High 43
Central Minn. Low 29 High 41
Twin Cities Low 34 High 49
Marshall Low 32 High 46
Rochester Low 33 High 44
Wednesday: Cloudy. High 41 Low 29 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Today’s sunrise: 7:50 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 6:20 p.m.
Normal High: 53
Normal Low: 33
Temperatures will be cool for the midweek. A northwesterly flow will pull in an unseasonably cool air mass. High temperatures will be in the upper-30s and lower-40s through Thursday. Warmer temperatures are expected to return by Friday and Saturday.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 39 Low 28 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 50 Low 37 Wind: SSW 10-15>20 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 54 Low 35 Wind: S 10-15>20 mph Prec. None
Sunday: Partly cloudy and cooler. High 44 Low 30 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None.