Mark Anthony Meteorologist
We had a pretty decent weekend to close out summer for many of you.
The Labor Day weekend is always thought of as the wind-down of summer as the kids head back to school, and we see the temperatures getting cooler and the daylight hours growing shorter.
Highs over the long weekend were near average in the low- to mid-70s. The wind was not a major factor either for those who wanted to get out on area lakes one last time.
Looking ahead, expect a pleasant midweek as high pressure will continue to keep our weather in check. Temperatures should warm up a bit by Friday out ahead of a weak disturbance that could bring a slight chance of rain late Saturday into Sunday.
Enjoy these comfortable temps.
Weather history: On this date in 1931, it was very hot across Minnesota. For example, St. Cloud hit a record high of 102 degrees F!
Weather facts: In the world of meteorology, probability is the “chance that a prescribed (weather) event will occur.”
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 61 High 79
Duluth Low 55 High 72
Central Minn. Low 52 High 70
Twin Cities Low 55 High 73
Marshall Low 54 High 79
Rochester Low 56 High 76
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 70 Low 68 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Today’s sunrise: 6:52 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 7:45 p.m.
Normal High: 72
Normal Low: 50
Temperatures will be very comfortable for the midweek with highs in the low- to mid-70s expected. We should warm up a bit for Friday out ahead of a weak system. Some spotty rain will be possible over the weekend.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 74 Low 56 Wind: S 10-15 mph Prec. None
Friday: Partly cloudy and warmer. High 77 Low 56 Wind: SSE 10-15 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of rain. High 72 Low 54 Wind: SW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of rain. High 74 Low 56 Wind: SSE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”