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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1201 PM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

A BROAD RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WAS CENTERED OVER THE EASTERN
SEABOARD LATE THIS MORNING AND AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WAS MOVING
ACROSS THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES. A COOL FRONT EXTENDED SOUTH FROM THE
LOW CENTER ACROSS THE WESTERN DAKOTAS. OVER MINNESOTA...SKIES WERE
MAINLY CLEAR...WITH A FEW POCKETS OF CLOUDS AND LINGERING HAZE
FROM CANADIAN FIRES. WINDS WERE SOUTHERLY AT 5 TO 20 MPH...WITH A
FEW GUSTS TO 25 MPH REPORTED. AT NOON...TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE
LOW 70S NEAR GRAND MARAIS...TO THE LOW 80S IN THE RED RIVER
VALLEY.

THE INFLUENCE OF THE RIDGE WILL WEAKEN THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT
WITH THE APPROACHING LOW AND COOL FRONT. CLOUDS WILL INCREASE THIS
AFTERNOON AS A RESULT OF INCREASING MOISTURE AND DAYTIME HEATING.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY ALONG THE FRONT AS IT MOVES
INTO THE NORTHWEST. SOME OF THE STORMS MAY BE STRONG. THE THREAT
OF THUNDERSTORMS SHIFT FARTHER EAST THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT...WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF RAIN OVER THE NORTHWESTERN
QUARTER OF THE STATE. TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON WILL CLIMB INTO
THE UPPER 70S NORTHEAST...TO THE UPPER 80S IN THE RED RIVER
VALLEY. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE MIDDLE 50S
NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR...TO THE MIDDLE 60S WEST CENTRAL.

THE FRONT WILL COVER THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE ON SATURDAY
RESULTING IN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY CENTRAL AND
NORTHEAST. COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL FOLLOW THE BOUNDARY AND THE
RAIN FOR THE START OF THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE
MIDDLE 70S NORTH...AND THE LOW 80S WEST-CENTRAL.

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HUYCK





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