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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.

Fog/Mist

70°F

21°C

Humidity 97%
Wind Speed SE 10 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Last update 4 Sep 8:54 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings around 95 in the afternoon.
Tonight
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings around 95 in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Highest heat index readings around 95 in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.
Thursday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.



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