Mark Anthony Meteorologist
It was a hot Saturday across the state with Red Flag warnings issued for much of the state.
Most of the region had highs in the 70s and 80s on Saturday. However, portions of southern and western Minnesota hit the lower 90s. Fairmont hit a hot 93 degrees at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Worthington was close behind at 92, while Albert Lea and Jackson topped-out at 91 degrees.
In addition to the heat the humidity readings were some of the lowest that I have seen in years. In Morris, the relative humidity was just 5%. Other spots such as Montevideo was also low at 6% and Appleton was at 75%.
Much of the rest of the region had relative humidity in the teens and 20s. Keep in mind “normal humidity” is from 30% to 50% which is ideal for health and comfort.
Expect cooler temperatures but also more humidity for the midweek as we could see some scattered rain showers for Wednesday and again for the weekend which will help with wildfire concerns.
Enjoy these cooler temperatures.
Weather history: On this date in 1965 records show that there was “at least seven tornadoes” that hit southern Minnesota. More severe weather would hit the state the following day.
Weather facts: Did you know that a tornado is “not always visible unless it forms a funnel made up of water droplets, dust, and debris?”
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 34 High 55
Duluth Low 35 High 53
Central Minn. Low 33 High 52
Twin Cities Low 38 High 59
Marshall Low 36 High 57
Rochester Low 37 High 58
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, 30% chance of rain. High 52 Low 35 Winds: E 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Today’s sunrise: 6:01 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 8:35 p.m.
Normal High: 63
Normal Low: 41
Temperatures will be cooler than average for the midweek and the weekend. Highs will be in the 50s for much of the region with some 60s possible across parts of southern Minnesota by Saturday. Some scattered rain will be possible for Wednesday and again for the weekend.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 57 Low 35 Wind: N 5-10 mph Prec. None
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 58 Low 39 Wind: NE 5-10 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of rain. High 59 Low 41 Wind: E 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, 30% chance of rain. High 57 Low 40 Wind: E 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”