Weather: An upper level low brought some showers across parts of Southern Minnesota Monday to start off this week. Most of Central and Northern Minnesota, however, enjoyed some sunshine.
This system moved out of Minnesota by Monday evening allowing for pleasant weather state-wide for Monday night into Tuesday as high pressure returned to the region.
For Wednesday, our next storm system will arrive bringing a good chance of showers and thunderstorms to the Upper Midwest. A few of these cells could be on the strong side and produce heavy rainfall, strong winds, and hail.
Lingering showers and thunderstorms will be with us for Thursday mainly early in the day. Temperatures will be on the cool-side for Thursday as a northerly flow will drive in some chillier air.
Another system sets up as we head into the Father’s Day Weekend. Rain chances will return late Friday. However, the best chance of showers and thunderstorms will be with us Saturday at this stage.
Lingering rain is possible Sunday for Father’ Day with the best chance early in the day Sunday. High temperatures over the weekend will reach the low- to mid-70s.
By the way, happy Father’s Day to all the dads across the area this weekend. To my own dad, Cliff, thanks for being a great example of what it is to be a father to all of your six kids.
Have a wonderful weekend dads!
Weather history: On this date in 2001 severe weather hit much of Central Minnesota. An unofficial wind gust of “119 mph is reported at a seed farm one mile northwest of Atwater.” A storm chaser’s car was battered when he got too close to the storm.
Weather fact: Tornado chasers in the U.S. generally park southeast of the tornado. It’s usually the safest spot to film or record. The reason is because tornadoes normally travel from southwest to the northeast.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 59 High 76
Duluth Low 49 High 71
Central Minn. Low 55 High 77
Twin Cities Low 61 High 82
Rochester Low 57 High 80
Marshall Low 59 High 79
Wednesday: Increasing, 40-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly during the evening. High 76 Low 55 Wind: S 10-15 mph Prec. .10”-.40”
Today’s sunrise: 5:30 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 9:17 p.m.
Normal High: 76
Normal Low: 55
A cold-front will push across Minnesota for the Midweek bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly Wednesday night into Thursday. Drier weather will return by Thursday afternoon and evening before another chance of showers and thunderstorms moves in for the weekend.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and cooler, 40-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly early in the day. High 66 Low 50 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. .10”-.40”
Friday: Partly cloudy, 30-
percent chance of showers and thunderstorms late . High 70 Low 58 Winds: NE/E 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Saturday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 60-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 72 Low 58 Winds: S 10-20 mph Prec. .10”-.50”
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 30-
percent chance of lingering showers and thunderstorms. High 72 Low 55 Winds: W/NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.30”