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Puddles from Friday night's rain were all over town Saturday morning, already evaporating in 70-degree heat. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

91 degrees causes Park Rapids to swelter

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Park Rapids hit 91 degrees Friday just before 4 p.m.

Those oppressive conditions persisted until early evening, when a cooler front rolled through packing lightning, thunder and brief periods of torrential rain throughout Hubbard County.

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The city received .76 of an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.

The region remains in a hazardous weather outlook, but it seems the worst of the storms have moved out. Here is the extended forecast:

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 67 by 5pm. South southwest wind 16 to 18 mph becoming northwest. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 50. North northwest wind between 9 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Scattered showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. North northwest wind between 9 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North northwest wind be-tween 7 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind between 3 and 6 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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