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Weekend should be a muggy scorcher

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Another nice day was found across Minnesota on Wednesday as high pressure was situated across the Midwest. Temperatures were warm once again with temperatures in the 80s and lots of sunshine. The humidity levels were pleasant for much of the week, but things quickly changed by Thursday. A southeasterly wind helped to pull in moisture ahead of our latest weather disturbance.

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Wednesday night we had a partly cloudy sky with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Most of the severe weather stayed across northern Minnesota as parts of Cass County received 1.75" diameter hail. Overnight lows fell into the 50s and 60s. A southeast wind continued to pull-in the warm air.

Thursday's weather was again filled with scattered showers and thunderstorms across the state. High temperatures remained above average with highs in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s common.

More scattered showers and thunderstorms took place Thursday night into Friday morning. There was the potential for a .50" to over an inch of rainfall in some spots in central and northern Minnesota.

Friday, we experienced some lingering showers and thunderstorms mainly early, but then drier air returned by Friday afternoon into Friday evening. Highs on Friday were very warm in the 80s. Saturday appears to be the better day of the weekend at this stage. I know there are a lot of weddings and graduation parties going on this weekend in the area. The weather looks good for Saturday, but very warm. T-storms should hold-off until Saturday night into Sunday. However, an isolated showers or thunderstorm is possible Saturday across northern Minnesota.

Sunday, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the afternoon. The best chance for rain will be Sunday night into Monday morning. Heavy rainfall is possible.

Have a great weekend!

Weather history

On this date in 1956 a warm front pushed across the state. As a result, Park Rapids had a record high of 90 degrees!

Weather fact

Heat exhaustion often occurs when "people exercise in a hot, humid place and body fluids are lost through sweating, causing dehydration and overheating of the body." The person's temperature may be elevated, but not above 104 degrees F.

Minnesota at a glance

Moorhead: Low 63; High 85.

Duluth: Low 62; High 82.

Park Rapids: Low 64; High 86.

Twin Cities: Low 69; High 88.

Rochester: Low 67; High 87.

Marshall: Low 67; High 88.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy to cloudy, warm and humid with showers and isolated thunderstorms possible. High 86; Low 54. Winds: WSW 5-15 mph. Precipitation: .10"-.40". Sunrise: 5:25 a.m. Sunset: 9:14 p.m. Normal high: 76; Normal low: 50.

Showers and thunderstorms will move across Minnesota as a cold-front pushes through the area.

Monday

Partly cloudy and cooler. Rain possible in the morning. High 76; Low 52. Winds: WSW 10-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.20".

Tuesday

Partly cloudy and cooler, chance of showers and isolated t-storms. High 65; Low 48. Winds: WNW 10-15 mph. Precipitation: .10"-.40".

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