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First day of meteorological fall marked by above-normal temps. across much of U.S.

Above-normal temperatures are forecast across much of the contiguous U.S. on Tuesday and in some cases will be as much as 10-15 degrees above average for this time of year. Afternoon highs could reach 90 or higher from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard. One exception will be across parts of the Pacific Northwest. Remember to practice heat safety if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rochester, Rochester International Airport (KRST)

Lat: 43.9°NLon: 92.49°WElev: 1316ft.

Fair

80°F

27°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed S 8 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.2 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Heat Index84°F (29°C)
Last update 1 Sep 5:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MN

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 7 to 11 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 9 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 8 to 14 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 9 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 9 to 14 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 9 to 14 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 7 mph.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 7 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 9 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 8 to 14 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 9 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 9 to 14 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 10 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 9 to 14 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 10 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 16 mph.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 10 to 13 mph.
Labor Day
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 10 to 13 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.49°W
3:58 pm CDT Sep 1, 2015
6pm CDT Sep 1, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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