By Mark Anthony, Meteorologist
Most of the region had a beautiful weekend to get out and check out some of the “subtle” fall colors start to turn this year.
I know the Minnesota DNR is suggesting that, because of the drought for much of this summer, the fall colors on the trees will be duller this year as the drought will cause premature leaf shedding and the colors won’t be as vibrant.
The DNR is actually recommending that you check out the prairie grasses this fall instead for their fall colors of tan, bronze, and auburn. This certainly will be an unusual fall as well.
As far as our weather, we could see showers and thunderstorms move in once again for Thursday into Friday as a cold front is expected to push across the state.
We will see some summer temperatures returning for this weekend. We could see the low- to mid-80s with elevated dew points back into the 60s on Saturday and Sunday.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Weather history: On this date in 1916 Minnesota saw some snow. In fact, St. Paul received their “earliest recorded snowfall!”
Weather facts: Snow in Minnesota in September is not unheard of, but it is unusual. Across much of central, west central, and southern Minnesota, measurable snowfall in September “occurs about once every 50 years.” In northern Minnesota, however, snowfall in September is much more common.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 48 High 77
Duluth Low 47 High 74
Central Minn. Low 48 High 75
Twin Cities Low 52 High 76
Marshall Low 49 High 77
Rochester Low 50 High 74
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 75 Low 58 Winds: SSW 10-20 mph Prec. None
Today’s sunrise: 7:00 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 7:31 p.m.
Normal High: 69
Normal Low: 49
We will see temperatures above average through the weekend. High temperatures over the weekend could hit the 80s for much of the region. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible for Thursday into early Friday as a cold front is expected to push across the state.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, 40% chance of showers/t-storms. High 75 Low 53 Wind: SSW 10-15 mph Prec. .10”-.30”
Friday: Becoming partly cloudy, 30% chance of rain early. High 71 Low 57 Wind: N 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Saturday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 81 Low 62 Wind: SE 10-20 mph Prec. None
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 81 Low 62 Wind: S 10-15 mph Prec.