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Area Weather: Fall colors beginning to peak

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Have you had a chance to check out the fall colors as of yet? Many areas are starting to peak this weekend. Sumac is showing a lot of red this week. Also, the maple trees are starting to show some color as well.

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Meanwhile, the DNR is reporting that at Lake Carlos State Park many of the "wildflowers are past peak in color." Across the Morris area there are some great colors! The cool nights have helped speed things along. For where to see the best colors this weekend go to the DNR Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us/fall_colors/index.html.

By the way, some much needed rain could linger into the weekend.

WEATHER HISTORY

In 1998 wind gusts to 78 mph were reported at Staples Municipal Airport, just to the north of Staples in Wadena County. In Todd County, trees were blown down in the city of Staples. Buildings were also damaged from the strong winds across Central and West Central Minnesota.

WEATHER FACT

Did you know that 9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive?

MINNESOTA AT

A GLANCE:

Moorhead...Low 54... High 73

Duluth...Low 50... High 65

Morris...Low 51...High 71

Twin Cities...Low 54...High 71

Rochester...Low 51...High 70

TODAY (Saturday)

Mostly cloud with a chance of showers. High 71 Low 51 Winds: SW at 5-15 mph, Precip Trace-.10"

Today's sunrise: 7:14 am Today's sunset: 7:11 p.m.

Normal High: 65 Normal Low: 44

A weather disturbance will continue to push through the area and could generate some lingering showers into the weekend.

OUTLOOK

•Sunday-Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of rain. High 64 Low 52 Winds: W at 10-20 mph, Precip: Trace-.10"

•Monday-Mostly cloudy and cooler with a chance of showers. High 60 Low 40, Winds: NW 10-20 Prec. Trace-.10"

•Tuesday-Partly cloudy. High 62 Low 41, Winds: ESE 10-15 mph Prec. None

•Wednesday-Partly cloudy, slight chance of showers. High 68 Low 47 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.05".

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