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AWUS83 KMPX 201128

620 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

An upper level trough over the Eastern Dakotas has generated a line
of showers and isolated thunderstorms stretching from Northeast
Minnesota to the far Southwest.  Precipitation overnight across much
of Minnesota...was generally in the two tenths of inch to three
quarters of an inch range...with isolated amounts near an inch. The
Upper level trough will dig Southeast today...and continue to
generate instability showers across much of the state. A likely
chance for showers exists across the Eastern half of the
state...with a chance elsewhere. Temperatures at 6 AM ranged from
the mid 50s in Northwest Minnesota to the mid 60s across the
Southern half of the state.

High temperatures today will be noticeably cooler...with readings
only ramping up into the mid to upper 60s. Winds across the Northern
half will be out of the Northwest from 7 to 15 mph...with Southern
counties experiencing Northwesterly winds from 10 to 25 mph. Both
areas will have strongest velocities during the afternoon to early
evening hours. Skies will be mostly cloudy to cloudy today
associated with the presence of the Upper level trough and shower

The Upper level trough will slowly exit Minnesota tonight...with a
chance for showers ending this evening across the eastern fifth of
the state. Skies will become clear to partly cloudy from West to
East tonight. Temperatures tonight will plunge into the unseasonably
cold low to mid 40s across much of the Northern half of
Minnesota...with the Southern half experiencing an equally cool mid
40s to mid 50s. Winds will throttle back to between 5 and 8 mph
tonight across most areas...and remain out of the Northwest.

Minnesota will still be under the influence of the Western edge of
the Upper level trough on Sunday...with mostly sunny skies through
the day. Temperatures will still be unseasonably cool...rising only
into the low to mid 70s South...and only into the mid 60s to mid 70s
North. Winds will be out of the West to Southwest between 6 and 12

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