Morning fog and rain likely Monday

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Plan for a slow commute into work today as many areas across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa are dealing with pockets of patchy to dense fog. Fog should lift my mid morning, with cloudy skies remaining. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will move in by the midday for areas along and primarily south of I-90, lasting into the early evening. Rochester will encounter scattered showers as well, but do not look to be as widespread as it expected to be further south. Rain totals will range from a tenth to half an inch, with higher totals to the south. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s with a light southeast wind at 3-8 mph.

Partial clearing in cloud cover is expected for tonight with overnight lows hovering around 60 degrees. Winds will be calm across our area, some locations may need to once again watch out for patchy fog.

Tuesday looks mainly dry but cloudy with highs in the mid 70s. The afternoon could see the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be on the strong side; winds look to be the main threat. High pressure takes control of the region for the midweek, with partly sunny skies and seasonably cool temperatures in the lower 70s on Wednesday. Temperatures warm slightly into the mid 70s with mostly sunny skies.

Looks like we will finally get to enjoy some summertime heat once again by the weekend with highs in the upper 70s on Friday and low to mid 80s for Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately, with the heat comes the return of some humidity and a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday through Sunday. Don’t appear to be a total washout of the weekend, but something to keep an eye on if you’re looking at any outdoor plans.

Sarah Gannon

Sarah Gannon

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