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Area Weather: Are dry conditions coming this weekend?

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We finally had a break from the chilly weather over the weekend. Morris hit a high of 62 degrees on Sunday. It was quite breezy and that made it feel cooler than the 60 degrees.

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The Twin Cities reported a high of 63 degrees. I know many of you got out and enjoyed the warmer temperatures. I saw many folks out for walks, bike riding, and working in their yards. Monday, we had a mix of clouds and some sunshine with highs across the state in the upper 40s and low to mid 50s. Rain moved into the state on Tuesday.

I know the farmers want some dry conditions so that they can get out into the fields and complete their fall harvesting. More chances for rain are in store for Wednesday, however, before we get a break on Thursday. We do have slight chances for rain and snow for Friday and into the weekend.

Unfortunately, it won't be as mild this coming weekend as it was last weekend. A friendly reminder we will turn back our clocks one hour the first weekend of November (2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1). It will be darker in the afternoon on your way home...a sure sign that winter is just around the corner.

WEATHER HISTORY

In 1916 a three day blizzard ended in Minnesota. The temperature at Bird Island fell from a warm 65 degrees to a bone chilling 13 degrees!

WEATHER FACT

It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis.

MINNESOTA AT A GLANCE:

Moorhead...Low 37...High 47

Duluth...Low 33... High 39

Morris...Low 36...High 44

Twin Cities...Low 43...High 48

Rochester...Low 44...High 50

Marshall...Low...39 ...High 47

WEDNESDAY FORECAST

Mostly cloudy and cool with light rain and light snow. High 44 Low 32 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20"

Today's sunrise: 7:47 am Today's sunset: 6:24 p.m.

Normal High: 52 Normal Low: 33

A fairly strong weather disturbance will push through the area today and will generate some light rain and snow.

OUTLOOK

•Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 49 Low 33 Winds: NE 10-15 mph Prec. None

•Friday: Mostly cloudy, chance of rain/light snow. High 46 Low 31 Winds: N 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

•Saturday: Variable cloudiness, slight chance of light rain. High 50 Low 31 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.05"

•Sunday: Mostly cloudy and warmer, slight chance of rain. High 47 Low 33 Winds: SW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

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