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Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding for parts of Upper Midwest, Four Corners region

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the Upper Midwest on Friday. Heavy rain from these storms could lead to isolated flash flooding. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding across parts of Upper Midwest and Four Corners region. Isolated flash flooding is also possible across parts of the Four Corners region and Desert Southwest. Remember, 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.

Fair

86°F

30°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed SE 15 G 21 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1013.4 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index92°F (33°C)
Last update 4 Sep 3:54 pm CDT

Detailed Forecast

Late This Afternoon
Mostly sunny with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Heat index readings around 95. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Tonight
Partly cloudy early in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings around 95 in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Highest heat index readings around 95 in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph...shifting to the west 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60.
Tuesday
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s.
Thursday
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 70.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 50.
Friday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.



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