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It certainly was a soggy weekend for the state of Minnesota. Some spots in southern Minnesota received two to three inches of rain. There was some flooding as some roads in southern Minnesota were under water Saturday night into Sunday morning.

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With the cloud cover and rainfall Saturday night we weren't able to see the "Supermoon," which was the closet full moon of the year. It was about 14 percent larger than the average full moon and 30 percent brighter. Unfortunately, we were not able to see it this year due to the sky conditions. Next year's "Supermoon" will take place on June 23, 2013 and should be just as big. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate next year!

Wouldn't you know it, drier air returned for most of the state on Monday as we headed back to work and school. There were some showers and isolated thunderstorms that tracked across far northern Minnesota on Monday.

We do have a chance of showers for Friday, but at this stage it looks like drier air will be with us for this upcoming weekend! Maybe I can actually finish some projects around the house this weekend!

Have a great weekend and be safe!

Weather history

On this date in 1966 a cold front pushed across the Midwest and Minnesota residents woke-up to morning lows in the teens and twenties.

Weather fact

A heavy chicken house, sixteen by sixteen feet in area, was picked up by a tornado and wedged between two trees. The hens were found the next day sitting on their eggs in the chicken house, with no windows broken, as though nothing had happened.

Minnesota at a glance

Moorhead: Low 43; High 67.

Duluth: Low 42; High 66.

Park Rapids: Low 42; High 65.

Twin Cities: Low 50; High 70.

Rochester: Low 45; High 67.

Marshall: Low 45; High 68.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny. High 65; Low 45. Winds: E 5-10 mph. Precipitation: None. Sunrise: 5:55 a.m. Sunset: 8:40 p.m. Normal high: 64; Normal low: 43.

High pressure will stay with us for the Midweek before rain chances return by late Thursday into Friday.

Thursday

Partly cloudy with a chance of showers late. High 73; Low 52. Winds: SE 10-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.20."

Friday

Increasing cloudiness, chance of showers/isolated thunderstorms. High 61; Low 42. Winds: S/SW 10-15 mph. Precipitation: .10"-40."

Saturday

Partly cloudy; 20 percent chance of lingering rain early. High 63; Low 41. Winds: W/NW 10-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.10."

Sunday

Partly to mostly sunny and mild. High 70; Low 51. Wind: SW 5-15 mph. Precipitation: None.

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