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Windy and cool today; brighter, sunnier weather is in store for the weekend

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Strong winds and showers today

A potent storm system is moving into the region from the western Plains today, bringing strong winds and rain chances to the area for our Wednesday. Expect mostly cloudy skies with showers likely off and on throughout the day. Some thunder will be possible at times with strong wind gusts occasionally reaching 40 miles per hour. High temperatures will be in the lower 60s, but it may feel a little cooler than that thanks to those strong winds.

Shower chances will wind down by the start of the evening commute as the last band of rain sweeps through the area. The evening will be brighter, but still breezy with some sunshine breaking through the clouds and a gusty southwest breeze in the area. Temperatures overnight will slowly edge their way into the mid-40s with brisk southwest winds.

We'll have abundant sunshine throughout our Thursday with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s a gusty southwest breeze that will reach 25 miles per hour at times.

Spotty Friday showers

A weak disturbance will work its way through the Mississippi Valley late Thursday night and early Friday morning, bringing a chance for a few spotty, brief rain showers to the area from Rochester to the southeast. Beyond that, we'll have sunshine throughout the day with high temperatures in the mid-50s.

Cool weekend sunshine

High pressure will slide through the region over the weekend, bringing bright, cool sunshine to the area. We'll have abundant sunshine for both Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures Saturday will be in the upper 50s with lower 60s in store for Sunday.

Cool sunshine next week

A slightly warmer air mass will build into the region for next Monday, working with sunshine in the area to help temperatures reach the mid and upper 60s for afternoon highs.

A cold front Tuesday will generate gusty winds as cooler air pours into the region. High temperatures Tuesday will be in the upper 50s with sunnier skies and quieter weather later in the week. A weak storm system next Wednesday will bring a chance of light rain showers to the area. High temperatures for the remainder of the week will be in the mid to upper 50s.

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Ted Schmidt

Morning and Noon Meteorologist

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