Temperature could hit 70 by Tuesday
This week was severe weather awareness week in the state of Minnesota. This is a week to get your family and business prepared for the upcoming severe weather season. You should have a plan as to what to do in the case of severe weather. Obviously, if a tornado is reported a basement is your best option or an interior room.
Minnesota has already experienced some severe weather this season, which is not unheard of, but is quite early compared to other years. Normally most of our severe weather takes place during May, June, and July.
On Tuesday morning Grand Marais had dropped to a record low three degrees. In contrast, Grand Marais residents woke-up to a morning low on Wednesday morning of 28 degrees. The cloud cover Tuesday night into Wednesday morning kept those temperatures up all over Greater Minnesota. The clouds act as a blanket to insulate the atmosphere and won't let temperatures drop very much.
Park Rapids had a low Tuesday morning of 24 degrees and by Wednesday it had dipped to just 39 degrees.
Rain showers moved across parts of Minnesota Tuesday night into Wednesday. Park Rapids received .53" of rainfall by Wednesday morning. St. Cloud, meanwhile, picked-up .25" of rainfall. From Sunday into Tuesday, however, over 2.25" of rain fell in the Alexandria area. Some locations reported over 4" of rainfall around the region. We certainly needed that rain to help with the fire danger around the state!
Enjoy your weekend!
A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes whereas a tornado warning is a notification that a tornado has been seen or picked up by radar.
Minnesota at a glance
Moorhead: Low 32; High 53.
Duluth: Low 34; High 52.
Park Rapids: Low 33; High 55.
Twin Cities: Low 40; High 62.
Rochester: Low 37; High 60.
Marshall: Low 38; High 59.
Partly to mostly cloudy early with fog possible, then a clearing sky by the afternoon. High 55; Low 37. Winds: WNW 10-15 mph. Precipitation: None. Sunrise: 6:24 a.m.; Sunset: 8:16 p.m. Normal high: 57; Normal low: 35.
Another weather system is pushing through, bringing a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms to the state. Drier air will return Sunday night although some patchy fog is possible in the morning.
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 64; Low 40. Winds: WNW 10-15 mph. Precipitation: None.
Partly cloudy and mild. High 71; Low 45. Winds: SE 10-20 mph. Precipitation: None.