Warm and windy weather ahead

50s and 60s through Thursday
Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 3:23 PM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Temperatures warmed into the middle 60s for most areas on Tuesday because of the strong southerly wind.

Peak wind gusts
Peak wind gusts(KTTC)

Wind gusts reached near 25-45 mph across SE MN and NE IA. Wind gusts will slowly calm Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Wind speeds and gusts
Wind speeds and gusts(KTTC)

Calm conditions are expected on Wednesday with wind speeds around 0-5 mph. Strong southerly winds will return on Thursday. Wind gusts on Thursday could reach as high as 40-50 mph. A cold front will move through late on Thursday which will drop temperatures and wind speeds on Friday.

7-day forecast
7-day forecast(KTTC)

High temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday will be in the middle and lower 60s. A cold front moving across the region late Thursday will bring cooler temperatures on Friday. Highs to the end of the work week will be in the lower 40s with mostly sunny skies. High temperatures will return to the upper 40s and lower 50s for the upcoming weekend though!