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Afternoon and Evening Showers and Thunderstorms Continue Across Much of the Southwest

An active monsoon weather pattern will continue through Saturday across much of the southwestern U.S. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will bring locally excessive rainfall. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for parts of the region. Some normally dry washes may have rapidly flowing water. Remember when encountering flooded roads: 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.

Overcast

64°F

18°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.3 mb)
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 1 Aug 3:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MN

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and 5am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 11 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. North wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Tuesday

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

    Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind around 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 11 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58. North wind 3 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 around 7 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind around 7 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind around 7 mph.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 7 to 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.49°W
3:28 am CDT Aug 1, 2015
4am CDT Aug 1, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 7, 2015
 
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