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Area Weather: Summer's winding down but where's the warmth?

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Does it seem like summer is slipping away? Well, Saturday is already Aug. 1! We are losing about 2-1/2 minutes of daylight each and every day now, and I know many of you are asking; "when is summer going to arrive?"

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Temperatures this week have been very much on the cool side. We had record low temperatures Tuesday morning across portions of the area. Both Morris and Appleton had record low temperatures of 48 degrees!

In addition, highs on Thursday were about 10 degrees cooler than average! We should see temperatures more seasonal on Monday, but that will be short-lived as temperatures will cool off by Tuesday and Wednesday. Look on the bright side: We haven't had to use the AC much this summer and it has saved on our electric bills. Have a great weekend!

WEATHER HISTORY

In 1961 a downpour in Albert Lea brought 6.7 inches of rain in 24 hours.

WEATHER FACT

INSOLATION--is solar radiation or heating received at the earth's surface. The name is derived from INcoming SOLar radiATION.

MINNESOTA AT

A GLANCE

Moorhead...Low 53...High 75

Duluth...Low 50...High 72

Morris...Low 53...High 76

Twin Cities...Low 57...High 77

Rochester...Low 51...High 74

TODAY (Saturday)

Saturday-Mix of clouds and some sun with a chance of showers/t-storms. High 76 Low 53 Winds: NW at 10-20 mph, Precip .25"-.50" Precip: .Trace-.05"

Today's sunrise: 6:03 am Today's sunset: 8:52 p.m.

Normal High: 81 Normal Low: 60

A cold front will push through the area and could generate some isolated showers or thunderstorms today.

OUTLOOK

• Sunday-Partly cloudy with a chance of rain early. High 74 Low 55 Winds: NW at 10-20 mph, Precip: Trace-.05"

• Monday-Mix of clouds and some sun, slight chance of showers/t-storms. High 80 Low 56, Winds: NW 10-20 Prec. Trace-.10"

• Tuesday-Partly cloudy and cooler, chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 74 Low 58, Winds: NW 10-15 mph. Prec. Trace-.10"

• Wednesday- Mix of clouds and some sun, chance of showers. High 78 Low 55, Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.05"

• Thursday--Partly cloudy, chance of showers. High 78 Low 56 Winds: E 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.05"

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