Area Weather: Average temps well off the norm
The warm-up has finally begun! It has been one chilly spring so far. We have been averaging daytime highs the past week or two of about 10 to 20 degrees below average! Remember that summer doesn't officially begin until June 21, but we normally have highs in the mid to upper 70s this time of the year. We should get back to more "normal" temperatures for the weekend. For you sky watchers, after midnight tonight you might want to look to the lower left of the waning Moon in the Easter for Jupiter. That should be quite a sight. And the good news is that you won't freeze if you are outside stargazing for a change. The warm-up will be welcome for all including yours truly. Hopefully, my wife can put away her Cuddl Duds--at least for a few months! Have a great weekend everyone and have fun soaking up some sunshine!
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MINNESOTA AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead...Low 49...High 76
Duluth...Low 48...High 70
Alexandria...Low 50...High 73
Twin Cities...Low 55...High 74
Rochester...Low 52 High 72
A very weak disturbance could generate an isolated shower or two today.
Saturday-Partly cloudy and warmer, slight chance of showers. Winds: SW at 10-15 mph. Precip: Trace-.05"
Today's sunrise: 5:31 a.m.
Today's sunset: 9:13 p.m.
Normal High: 75
Normal Low: 54
Sunday-Partly cloudy, slight chance of morning rain. High 76 Low 56, Winds: NE at 5-15 mph, Precip: Trace-.10"
Monday-Partly cloudy. High 77 Low 56 SE 10-15 mph. Prec: .00"
Tuesday-Mix of clouds and some sun with a 30% chance of rain. High 75 Low 55 Winds: S 10-15 mph. Prec. .05"-.20"
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers/thunderstorms. High 79 Low. 55 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Prec. .10"-.25"
Mark Anthony is a meteorologist at KSAX-TV in Alexandria.