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Dangerous heat continues across parts of the Pacific Northwest

Unusually hot weather will persist on Friday and into the weekend across parts of the Pacific Northwest, with high temperatures on Friday in the 90s to around 100 degrees for many locations. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Current conditions at

Rochester, Rochester International Airport (KRST)

Lat: 43.9°NLon: 92.49°WElev: 1316ft.

Fair

76°F

24°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed NW 16 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.2 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 31 Jul 1:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MN

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 81 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. West wind 5 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind 6 to 8 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind 6 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. North wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 61. West wind 5 to 11 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 8 mph.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind 6 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind 6 to 10 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57. North wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. East wind 6 to 8 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.49°W
1:28 pm CDT Jul 31, 2015
2pm CDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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