Weekend brings temperatures into 80s
How have your allergies been these days? I know many people continue to talk about how bad their allergies are this season.
Of course, we had an early spring and the above normal temperatures during March, April, and May had everything blooming much earlier than normal. The tree and grass pollen have been a "thorn" in the side for many of us and have been the main problems for many allergy suffers.
However, the above normal precipitation during the month of May, when we had about three times as much rainfall as normal, has caused mold problems as well. For those who are allergic to mold, this has caused problems for you.
Speaking of rainfall, strong showers and thunderstorms pushed across the area on Thursday. One to two inches of rainfall fell in many locations across central and southern Minnesota. Park Rapids received nearly .50" of rainfall. Hail and strong winds accompanied these thunderstorms on Thursday mainly to the south of Park Rapids. Winds in excess of 60 mph were noted across portions of central and west central Minnesota.
We got a break from the showers on Friday as high pressure returned. It was brief as another round of showers and thunderstorms pushed across the state late Friday night into Saturday. Some of these were on the strong side. The main concern was again for large hail and strong winds.
Things should clear out just in time, however, for Father's Day. Temperatures will be warm over the weekend with highs in the 80s both days.
On this date in 1979 a warm front pushed across the state. As a result, many locations in northern and central Minnesota hit the mid to upper 90s for highs!
Minnesota at a glance
Moorhead: Low 56; High 82.
Duluth: Low 57; High 80.
Park Rapids: Low 57; High 82.
Twin Cities: Low 65; High 87.
Rochester: Low 60; High 85.
Marshall: Low 62; High 86.
Partly cloudy, an a.m. shower possible mainly in the east. High 82; Low 61. Winds: W/NW 10-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.10". Sunrise: 5:30 a.m. Sunset: 9:14 p.m. Normal high: 77; Normal low: 56.
High pressure will return for Sunday, but it will be short-lived as another strong area of low pressure arrives for Sunday night into Monday. This disturbance will likely bring the possibility of more severe weather.
Partly to mostly cloudy; 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms returning. High 79; Low 59. Winds: SW 10-15 mph. Precipitation: .20"-.60".
Partly cloudy; 50 percent chance of showers/t-storms. High 79; Low 60. Winds: W 10-20 mph. Precipitation: .10"-.50".