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Rain for the Northwest

An unseasonably cool weather pattern is predicted for the remainder of the work week for portions of the Northwest. This will bring welcomed rain showers to portions of this region of the country as crews continue to fight large wildfires.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rochester, Rochester International Airport (KRST)

Lat: 43.9°NLon: 92.49°WElev: 1316ft.

Fair

69°F

21°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed SE 7 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1012.8 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 3 Sep 12:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MN

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Southeast wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 7 to 11 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

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

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 9 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 9 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 6 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Southeast wind around 7 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 7 to 11 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 8 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 8 to 14 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 9 mph.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind around 10 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind around 7 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 7 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind around 9 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.49°W
1:28 am CDT Sep 3, 2015
1am CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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