Mark Anthony Meteorologist
It was an enjoyable weekend for most of the area for the first day of summer on Saturday, and for Father’s Day on Sunday.
Some scattered showers and thunderstorms did impact the state over the weekend, but on Sunday the bulk of the thunderstorms stayed off to the south as a cold front pushed across the state. The majority of the heavy rain and stronger storms were near the I-90 corridor.
Despite the fact that some areas have seen adequate amounts of rain, other areas are definitely in need of a good soaker in portions of west central and central Minnesota.
Several weather disturbances will push across the region for the midweek and into the weekend. We could see some scattered or isolated showers and thunderstorms all the way into the weekend. Temperatures will be warmer over the weekend as we should climb back into the mid- to upper-80s.
Welcome to summer.
Weather history: On this date in 1972 records show that “frost developed across northeastern Minnesota.” For example, Tower dropped to 32 degrees F.
Weather facts: Did you know that an inversion is “an increase in temperature with height?” This is a departure from the usual decrease of temperatures with an increase of altitude.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 54 High 77
Duluth Low 51 High 74
Central Minn. Low 55 High 78
Twin Cities Low 59 High 81
Marshall Low 58 High 83
Rochester Low 58 High 81
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 78 Low 59 Winds: NNW 5-10 mph Prec. None
Today’s sunrise: 5:33 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 9:17 p.m.
Normal High: 77
Normal Low: 56
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible along the way through the weekend. Temperatures will be near average or slightly above average through the weekend.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of rain. High 82 Low 65 Wind: SSE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Friday: Mostly cloudy, 80% chance of showers/t-storms. High 78 Low 63 Wind: NNW 10-20 mph Prec. .30”-.70”
Saturday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm. High 84 Low 66 Wind: SSW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of showers/thunderstorms. High 85 Low 68 Wind: SSE 10-15>20 mph Prec. Trace-.20”