Near-record warmth today and Thursday; Rain chances tomorrow

Near-record warmth today and Thursday;  Rain chances tomorrow

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – A storm system approaching from the southwest is bringing clouds and gusty winds to the area while continuing to bring in spring-like warmth. Expect skies to be mostly cloudy throughout the day and high temperatures will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s. The record to watch for in Rochester is 52 degrees, which was set in 1987. However, the active nature of those winds will likely keep wind chill values ​​in the 40s.

High temperatures will be in the low 50s with gusty winds making it feel like the 40s.(ktk)

Light rain showers are expected to fall at midnight and continue to move over the area throughout the night. Low temperatures will be in the low to mid 40s with brisk southerly winds.

Rain chances will develop late tonight.  There will be two rounds of rain in the region...
Rain chances will develop late tonight. Scattered rain is expected in the area on Thursday.(ktk)
Temperatures will drop from the 50s this afternoon to the 40s tonight.  High temperatures will be...
Temperatures will drop from the 50s this afternoon to the 40s tonight. High temperatures will reach the 50s on Thursday.(ktk)

Thursday will be windy and unstable, but mild, with temperatures rising into the lower 50s in the afternoon. There will be a few rounds of rain and possibly a stray thunderstorm in the afternoon as the storm system moves through the upper Mississippi Valley to the northwest. High temperatures tomorrow afternoon will be in the to mid 50s, which is a record for our area. Southerly winds will reach 35 mph at times throughout the day, adding a slight chill to the air on an April-like day.

Today's high temperatures will approach record highs this afternoon.
Today’s high temperatures will approach record highs this afternoon.(ktk)

Cold, dry air will flow into the area on Friday following the storm system’s departure. Temperatures will be several degrees cooler than the 50s we’ve seen recently, but still a little warmer than the seasonal average. With limited sunshine and a rough westerly breeze on Friday, high temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

The weekend will feature occasional sunshine and clouds with a brisk northwesterly breeze, and high temperatures will be in the mid 30s.

High temperatures will be cooler after Thursday.
High temperatures will be cooler after Thursday.(ktk)

Next week will be bright and cool with highs in the low to mid 30s.

Temperatures will become colder after Thursday.
Temperatures will become colder after Thursday.(ktk)
@ted_schmidt

My 1-minute forecast for Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Clouds are in control today as a storm system approaches. Expect mostly cloudy skies and gusty winds today with high temperatures in the low 50s. Rain is possible tonight and on and off during the day Thursday with highs in the 50s. As for Friday and the weekend, the weather will be cool and breezy. #weatherman #weather #kttcwx #minnesota

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