Tricounty News

Quiet and comfortable for much of week

Weather: Showers and thunderstorms fired-up Saturday into Sunday across parts of Minnesota bringing with it some heavy rain at times across Minnesota.

Locally heavy rainfall was found across parts of Western and Southern Minnesota mainly Sunday into early Monday morning.

Most of that pushed well off to the east by Monday afternoon and had moved into Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

In its wake, high pressure settled in across Western Minnesota and brought quiet and comfortable weather for much of the start of this weekend. High temperatures Monday and Tuesday were generally in the mid to upper 70s with low humidity levels.


Plenty of sunshine and showers

: Scattered showers and thunderstorms moved across parts of Minnesota Monday,
Aug. 4, as a weak cold-front pushed across the Upper Midwest. The majority of the activity was confined to Southern and Western Minnesota Monday and Tuesday.

Plenty of sunshine was found Monday across Northern and Central Minnesota with highs generally in the mid to upper 70s.

Warmer air was found across the rest of the state with the warmest air found across Southern Minnesota. Highs in that part of the state hit the low- to mid-80s Monday.

Another round of showers and thunderstorms are possible that will develop over the Pacific Northwest and move east into the Upper Midwest Tuesday night into Wednesday.


Cool and quiet

Weather: It really has been a pretty cool and quiet summer in the weather department. Some cities across the U.S. have yet to hit 90 degrees this year, and it looks like the 90-degree mark won’t be seen anytime soon for those cities.

 Once again, much of this week across Minnesota and the Upper Midwest will be chillier than “normal.” Monday, parts of Minnesota dropped into the 40s for morning low temperatures.

Crane Lake dipped to
44 degrees Monday for the state’s low. International Falls was close behind at 46 degrees. The record low for International Falls is 38 degrees set back in 1913.

Most of Central and West Central dipped into the upper 50s and lower 60s Monday, July 28. However, daytime high temperatures Monday struggled to reach the low- to mid-70s.


Heat has arrived

: The heat was the big story Monday across Minnesota with heat indices in the 100- to 110-degree range. As a result, a heat advisory was posted for most of Minnesota. The Twin Cities metro was under an excessive heat warning for Monday into early Tuesday because of very oppressive heat.

Temperatures climbed into the low- to mid-90s with dew points in the lower 70s Monday afternoon across Central and West Central Minnesota. Parts of Western Minnesota even saw dew points in the lower 80s

All of this heat and humidity gave just the right ingredients for severe weather across parts of Minnesota Monday night.

The Storm Prediction Center had parts of Central and Northern Minnesota in an elevated category for severe weather for Monday night. The main threat was for straight-line winds of 60 to 80 mph and the possibility for tornadoes as well.

Drier and more comfortable weather returned by Tuesday as high pressure returned to the Upper Midwest. Daytime high temperatures will be back to more “normal” readings for this time of the year for the midweek.


Monday was chilly

Weather: Temperatures were chilly on Monday across Minnesota as an upper-level low brought cold and early spring or late fall temperatures.

Some spotty showers moved across the area on Monday afternoon over parts of West Central and Central Minnesota. Daytime high temperatures on Monday were only in the 50s and lower 60s. This was 20-25 degrees cooler than average for this time of the year.

Grand Marais had a cold start Monday morning, July 14, as they were the cold spot across Minnesota with a reading of just 42 degrees. This was only three degrees shy of the record low of 39 degrees set back in 2011 for Grand Marais.

Picture perfect weather will be with us for the midweek with daytime high temperatures in the low- to mid-70s common. In addition, light winds and low dew points will be with us as well. This should be another great day to be out on area lakes fishing, skiing, or just going for a nice boat ride!