Wednesday's Area Weather: Chance of showers, T-storms later this week
We finally picked-up some much needed rain over the weekend. Most areas received from .15" to .50" of rain.
Temperatures were cool over the weekend also with the rain. Some spots in southern Minnesota on Sunday struggled to make it to 50 degrees. The rain over the weekend did help with our fire danger concerns across the state. Lingering rain fell across Southern Minnesota on Monday.
Thankfully, no severe weather was reported across the state with this system. Unfortunately, areas in Mississippi were not as fortunate. Ten people were killed by a tornado and many more were injured. This is a reminder of how dangerous this time of the year can be with thunderstorms and tornadoes that can be spawned by them. Last week was Severe Weather Awareness week. I hope you have considered what to do for you and your family during severe weather. Please take this seriously!
We do have a chance for additional showers and isolated thunderstorms for Thursday and Friday. Have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend.
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AT A GLANCE
Moorhead...Low 38...High 63
Duluth...Low 40... High 61
Morris...Low 42...High 67
Twin Cities...Low 47...High 69
Rochester...Low 40...High 65
Mostly sunny and windy. High 67 Low 48 Winds: SE 15-25 mph Prec. None.
Today's sunrise: 6:13 a.m. Today's sunset: 8:25 p.m.
Normal High: 59 Normal Low: 38
High pressure will stay with us for today before another round of rain moves in Thursday and Friday.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 62 Low 43 Winds: SW 10-20 mph Prec. .10"-.50"
Friday: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 55 Low 40 Winds: SW/NW 10-20 mph Prec. .20"-.50"
Saturday: Mix of clouds and some sun, chance of rain. High 59 Low 42 Winds: NW/NE 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.10"
Sunday: Variable clouds, slight chance of showers. High 60 Low 42 Winds: NE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10".