Warm sunshine today; A beautiful Thursday is in store
Humidity levels will fall off today only to return in time for the weekend
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The cold front that triggered scattered thunderstorms in the area early this morning has moved on to the east and in its wake, we’re enjoying a bright and tranquil Wednesday afternoon. Expect high temperatures in the seasonably warm mid-80s today with improving heat indices that will be much more comfortable than those numbers we experienced on Tuesday thanks to the drier air mass that is building in from the northern Plains. A comfortable northwest breeze will help draw in that dry air, reaching 20 miles per hour at times.
Strong high pressure from Canada will bring clear skies and quiet weather for the next couple of days. We’ll have clear skies tonight with low temperatures in the upper 50s just a hint of a north breeze.
Thursday may very well be the sunniest, most pleasant day of the week. We’ll enjoy abundant sunshine throughout the day with high temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s in the area and humidity will not be a concern at all because of that crisp Canadian air in the region.
A slightly warmer air mass will begin to build into the region on Friday. We’ll have sunny skies throughout the day with a south breeze working to draw in just a little more humidity on the backside of the departing area of high pressure. High temperatures will be in the mid-80s on Friday afternoon.
Saturday is looking bright and much more humid as once again, tropical humidity flows into the area on south winds ahead of an approaching cold front. There will be a chance of isolated thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening with more widespread showers and storms developing later in the night. High temperatures will be in the mid-80s with heat indices in the 90s.
We’ll have scattered thunderstorms in the area on Sunday, especially in the morning, but a few isolated storms can’t be ruled out until late in the afternoon as the cold front moves away to the southeast. High temperatures will be in the low 80s Sunday.
If we fall short of the rainfall totals we might be hoping for this week, we’ll be perhaps having to do a rain dance next week as high pressure looks to settle into the region, bringing sunny, quiet weather for several days. Expect dry weather through the upcoming week with high temperatures in the low to mid-80s.
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