Mild sunshine reigns supreme this week
Dew point temps will be in the 50s and low 60s this week, lower than they were this weekend
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – A strong cold front has swept through the Upper Mississippi Valley, sweeping aside the soggy, wet weather and oppressive humidity we dealt with over the weekend, making for a comfortable Monday in the area. After measuring 2.88 inches of rainfall in Rochester over the weekend and more than five inches in parts of North Iowa, we’ll have blissfully dry and peaceful conditions today. Sunshine has taken over across the area and will stick around today. We’ll have a cool north breeze that will continue to draw in drier, less humid air from Canada. High temperatures will be in the low 70s with north winds reaching 15 miles per hour at times until they subside in the mid-afternoon.
A cool and clear night is ahead of us as high pressure from the northern Plains moves into the region. Expect temperatures to fall quickly from the 70s this afternoon to the 60s in the evening and then the mid-50s in the overnight hours.
High pressure will move through the region on Tuesday, bringing abundant sunshine and mild temperatures that will warm into the upper 70s with the help of a very light southwest breeze.
Warm air will build northward into the region on Wednesday as we make our way to the low 80s, the warmest readings we’ll likely see this week. Expect plenty of warm sunshine with a slight west breeze during the day with a few passing clouds in the afternoon as a cold front approaches from the north. The rain chances associated with the front will likely stay northeast of us and we’re expecting to remain dry through the evening, even as the front pushes through the area.
The latter part of the week will be bright and mild with high temperatures in the mid-70s. A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible by Friday evening and Saturday, representing the only decent rain chances in the next week. Sunday will feature sunshine and clouds, but rain-free skies. High temperatures over the weekend will be in the mid to upper 70s.
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