Strong winds with up and down temperatures ahead
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) –
After reaching the 40s on back-to-back days, cool conditions are likely Thursday. Highs will be nearly 10° below average with strong northwesterly winds. Winds will be around 10-20 mph through the morning and afternoon Thursday. Highs will be stuck in the lower 30s with partly cloudy skies.
Winds will continue to be strong through the rest of the week. It does look like we’ll get some relief from the breezy conditions on Saturday with winds around 5-10 mph. Winds will pick right back up on Sunday with gusts reaching near 20-25 mph.
We’ve been experiencing up and down temperatures lately and this trend will continue too. The jet stream has been influx lately and that has led to the big temperature changes day-by-day. By Saturday we should have a more zonal flow in the upper atmosphere meaning a more west to east flow which should allow temperatures to warm into the middle 40s. Notice the 50s reach near the I-80 region in Iowa and Illinois.
By Monday, an upper-level trough will dig into the middle of the country bringing below-average temperatures across the upper Midwest. High temperatures will drop from the middle 40s on Saturday to below freezing on Monday. Temperatures after Monday should stay steady in the middle 30s through Thanksgiving.
Dry conditions will continue over the next 5-7 days. We could see a flurry chance on Sunday, but that’s about it as we head towards the holiday next week.
It wouldn’t be so bad outside if it wasn’t for the wind! Right?! Unfortunately, strong winds will continue through the next several days. We’ll have wind gusts reaching near 20-30 mph through the weekend.
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