Weather column: Temperatures certainly were warm across Minnesota on Saturday. Much of the area experienced temperatures in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s. Factoring in the dew points in the mid to upper 60s, it felt 5 to 10 degrees warmer than that across much of Minnesota.
By Sunday, however, a cold-front arrived and kept temperatures down into the upper 60s and lower 70s for afternoon highs. It was a nice break from the heat from the previous day.
An area of low pressure and a warm-front pushed across Minnesota late Sunday night into Monday. This system brought additional showers and thunderstorms across the state of Minnesota which was much needed.
In addition, parts of Southern Minnesota continued to deal with excessive heat on Monday with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Heat indices, however, made it feel more like 95 to 100 degrees at times.
A cold-front will push across Minnesota on Wednesday evening into Thursday. Temperatures are expected to cool-down later in the week and into the weekend. By Thursday night, parts of Northern Minnesota are forecasted to dip into the mid 30s.
Computer models are showing the possibility for some scattered showers for Saturday into Sunday with the passage of the front. However, it doesn’t look like much moisture will be associated with the front at this stage.
If you are going to some of the prep football games Friday night, you will need a light jacket or sweater.
Fall is back in the air.
Weather history: On this date in 1931 “summer still had its grip on Minnesota with 111 degrees at Beardsley;” while St. Cloud hit
Weather fact: Fog is a collection of liquid “water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth’s surface.” While fog is a type of stratus cloud, the term “fog” is typically distinguished from the more generic term cloud in that “fog is low-lying.”
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 60 High 80
Duluth Low 56 High 77
Central Minn. Low 61 High 81
Twin Cities Low 64 High 84
Rochester Low 64 High 83
Marshall Low 63 High 83
Monday, Sept. 9: Mostly clear to partly cloudy. High 81 Low 43 Wind: W/WNW 5-15 mph. Prec. None
Monday’s sunrise: 6:54 a.m.
Monday’s sunset: 7:40 p.m.
Normal High: 71
Normal Low: 50
High pressure will be with us for much of the rest of the week and into the weekend. However, by Saturday into Sunday a weak wave of energy could generate some spotty or isolated showers. Temperatures are projected to be five to ten degrees cooler than average for daytime highs over the weekend.
Thursday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and cooler. High 70 Low 48 Wind: NE 5-10 mph Prec. None
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 70 Low 48 Wind: NE 5-10 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Partly cloudy and cool. An isolated shower is possible. High 66 Low 57 Wind: SE 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.10”
Sunday: Mostly sunny and remaining cool. An isolated shower is again possible. High 61 Low 45 Wind: N 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.10”