Weather Forecast


Wednesday's Area Weather: Chance of rain for 4th of July weekend

Showers and thunderstorms moved through the state for the first part of the weekend. Some of those storms produced some funnel clouds once again on Saturday. There was a report of a tornado in Blue Earth county is southern Minnesota.

Strong winds toppled trees across southern Minnesota. There was wind damage in Yellow Medicine County at Porter. In Lucan in Redwood County thunderstorms winds also toppled trees. Large hail was reported near Canby and Redwood Falls. Portions of central and northern Minnesota also had some scattered showers and thunderstorms.

We did manage to salvage a nice day on Sunday as high pressure returned to the state. A few spotty showers were reported late Sunday night into Monday morning. Plenty of sunshine has been found for the start of the week along with very low dew points. Humidity levels are in the 30 percent range across the state. It feels rather fall-like doesn't it?

Temperatures will gradually warm-up throughout the week. Mid 80s should by experienced by Thursday. Rain chances will return by late Friday and into the 4th of July Weekend.

Have a great day!


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Moorhead...Low 55...High 81

Duluth...Low 57... High 78

Morris...Low 56... High 81

Twin Cities...Low 60...High 83

Rochester...Low 59...High 82

Marshall...Low...57...High 81

TODAY (Wednesday)

Mostly sunny and a bit warmer. High 81 Low 66 Winds: E/SE 5-10 mph Prec. None

Today's sunrise: 5:34 am Today's sunset: 9:14 p.m.

Normal High: 79 Normal Low: 58

High pressure will keep the area quiet through Thursday before rain chances return for Friday and Saturday.


•Thursday: Partly cloudy and warmer. High 87 Low 66 Winds: SE 10-20 mph Prec. None

•Friday: Partly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 86 Low 65 Winds: SE 10-20>25 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

•Saturday: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 82 Low 63 Winds: SW/W 10-20>25 mph Prec. .25"-.75"

•Sunday: Variable clouds, chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 80 Low 62 Winds: W/NW 10-20 mph Prec. .25"-.75".