Thursday very windy, but mild; There is colder weather ahead
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The incredible mid-November warm spell we’ve enjoyed all week continues today as high pressure from the west settles into the area. Expect skies to be mostly sunny throughout the day with highs in the 60s and a gentle breeze shifting from the northwest to the southeast during the afternoon hours.
Temperatures will drop into the 40s this evening under clear skies. As warm air begins to flow into the area after midnight, temperatures will begin to rise steadily, reaching the 50s by sunrise on Thursday. Southerly winds will blow late at night, reaching speeds of 25 miles per hour.
Southerly winds will be fairly strong throughout the day Thursday, as warm air builds northward into the area ahead of a cold front. Skies are expected to be mostly cloudy tomorrow with high temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds will be the strongest of the week, reaching 45 to 50 mph at times in the late morning and afternoon. Winds will remain somewhat gusty until late Thursday as the cold front pushes through the upper Mississippi Valley.
Temperatures will drop significantly from the 40s Thursday evening to the upper 20s Friday morning. We will have mostly sunny skies in the area throughout the day, but even so, temperatures will only rise a few degrees by Friday afternoon. High temperatures will be in the low 40s with wind chills in the 20s and low 30s.
The weekend will be bright and calm, with plenty of sunshine in the area. High temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 40s.
The only chance of rain next week will occur on Monday as a storm system grazes the area to the south. Some scattered rain is expected late Monday afternoon into the early morning hours of Tuesday. After that, there will be at least partial sunlight every day for the next week. High temperatures will gradually drop from the mid-40s on Monday to the 30s Wednesday through Friday.
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