Storms in the Plains; Fire Weather Threats in the Southwest and Southeast

A slow moving weather system will bring potential for scattered strong to severe storms with damaging wind and hail with areas of locally heavy rain in the South and Central Plains. Strong storms may also develop in the Central Great Basin and North Plains. Dry, gusty winds will produce critical fire weather in the Southwest, and elevated threats in U.P. of Michigan and the Southeast. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rochester, Rochester International Airport (KRST)

Lat: 43.9°NLon: 92.49°WElev: 1316ft.

Partly Cloudy

68°F

20°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed SE 10 G 21 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.6 mb)
Dewpoint 49°F (9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 15 May 3:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MN

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 67. Southeast wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Patchy fog after 5am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light southeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 52 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Patchy Fog
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 73 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 74 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 60 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 75 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 67. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.49°W
4:13 pm CDT May 15, 2021
4pm CDT May 15, 2021-6pm CDT May 22, 2021
 
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