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Area Weather: Area weather to turn hot then back to cold

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For those of us who weren't around during the heat and dry conditions back in the 1930s during the Dust Bowl Era, we do remember the record heat during the summer of 1988. In fact, it was on this date back in 1988 that a record high of 95 degrees was reported in Alexandria. St. Cloud and Moorhead both hit 91 degrees.

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Many record high temperatures were set during that summer around the state and the Midwest. I was living in Grand Forks at the time working radio and I remember what a hot summer it was.

This week we could see some of the hottest stretch of weather this summer, but it will be short-lived as colder weather returns by late in the week and into the weekend. Have a great rest of the week!

WEATHER FACT

The highest temperatures of the year often occur in mid August. The land is at its warmest because of the cumulative effects of maximum heating in June and July.

THIS DAY IN

WEATHER HISTORY

In 2000, record setting dew points were reported in Minnesota. The Twin Cities had a dew point of 76 with a rare 80-degree dew point reported at Faribault.

MINNESOTA

AT A GLANCE

Moorhead...Low 64...High 92

Duluth...Low 57...High 85

Morris...Low 62...High 90

Twin Cities...Low 66...High 89

Rochester...Low 57...High 84

TODAY (Wednesday)

Mostly sunny, warm and rather humid. Winds: SW 10-15 mph. Precip: .00"

Today's sunrise: 6:18 am Today's sunset: 8:34 p.m.

Normal High: 79 Normal Low: 59

High pressure will keep the area in-check for today.

OUTLOOK

•Thursday-Partly cloudy and still warm with an isolated shower possible. High 88 Low 65 Winds: S at 10-15 mph, Precip: Trace-.-05"

•Friday-Partly cloudy, chance of showers. High 82 Low 65 Winds: S at 10-15 mph, Precip: Trace-.10"

•Saturday-Mix of clouds and sun and cooler, chance of scattered showers/t-storms. High 77 Low 60, Winds: S 10-15 Prec. .05-.20"

•Sunday-Partly cloudy and breezy, chance of showers/t-storms. High 75 Low 56, Winds: NW 15-20 mph. Prec. Trace-.10"

•Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, chance showers/t-storms. High 79 Low 56, Winds: W 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

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