Sunshine is back…for today anyway

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After a generally dreary and wet weekend we’re finally getting a chance to bask in the glory of some bright, dry sunshine today. High pressure is settling into the region today bringing that quiet sunshine in the wake of the storm system that brought two and a half inches of rain to Rochester and three to four inches for parts of north Iowa. We’ll have plenty of sunshine with some puffy fair weather cumulus clouds around the area today and high temperatures will be in the lower 60s. That’s still ten degrees below the seasonal average, but much warmer than the 40s we dealt with Sunday.

Unfortunately, we’re only a day away from yet another dreary day as a storm system from the Plains will move in for Tuesday, bringing thick clouds, periods of heavy rain, and gusty east winds to the area. High temperatures tomorrow will only be in the lower 50s and those winds will make it feel even cooler than that. More than half an inch of rain is expected tomorrow and tomorrow night adding to flood concerns given the soggy weather we experienced over the weekend.

The showers will move out early Wednesday with sunshine and gusty south winds working to draw in more seasonable warmth. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s Wednesday, likely starting a string of more May-like days that will carry us into the holiday weekend.

We’ll have high temperatures in the low to mid 70s for Thursday, Friday, and the weekend with chances for thunderstorms Thursday evening into Friday morning and another couple of rounds possible Sunday and Memorial Day Monday.

Ted Schmidt

Ted Schmidt

Ted Schmidt is the morning and noon meteorologist at KTTC.

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