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Strong Thunderstorms Possible for Portions of the Great Lake States

Storms over the Great Lake States may contain heavy rain and strong winds. More thunderstorms are possible over the Desert Southwest and central Plains. High fire danger continues in the Great Basin. Very warm and humid conditions continue across the south, southeast and mid-Atlantic states.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rochester, Rochester International Airport (KRST)

Lat: 43.9°NLon: 92.49°WElev: 1316ft.

A Few Clouds

86°F

30°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed SE 7 mph
Barometer 29.89 in (1011.5 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index94°F (34°C)
Last update 3 Sep 5:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MN

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 8 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 17 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 85 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 9 to 11 mph becoming west after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind around 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 8 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 8 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 8 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 8 to 10 mph.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 17 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 9 to 11 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind around 8 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northwest wind around 8 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south after midnight.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.49°W
5:28 pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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