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Heavy rain possible across parts of Midwest

A storm system moving across the central U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest on Friday, with the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding for some locations. Remember, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car. If you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around Don't Drown.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rochester, Rochester International Airport (KRST)

Lat: 43.9°NLon: 92.49°WElev: 1316ft.

Light Rain Fog/Mist

64°F

18°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed SE 12 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1017.0 mb)
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 11:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MN

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Periods of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  High near 66. East wind 9 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers

    High: 66 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 7 to 11 mph.  New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. South wind around 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 8 to 13 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. South wind around 9 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 9 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Periods of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 66. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 7 to 11 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 7 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph in the evening.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 9 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63. South wind around 8 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 8 to 13 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. South wind around 9 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 9 to 13 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 9 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 9 to 13 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. South wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 10 to 14 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.49°W
11:28 am CDT Aug 28, 2015
12pm CDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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