Rochester, Minnesota

We’re on the forecast road again, but not too far from Victoria-Weather HQ.

At 1154AM, CT, Rochester was reporting a brisk 35mph south wind with a dew point near 60, mostly cloudy skies and a temperature of 70 degrees. Rochester looked poised to join the active thunderstorm pattern that was encompassing the northern Plains, as a double barrelled area of low pressure had a northern component moving through the Upper Midwest towards western Ontario, which was importing cold air into Minnesota. This will likely be the impetus for some thunderstorm development this evening.
Some of that shower activity will take its time departing southeastern Minnesota, and rain may be possible in the pre-dawn hours on Friday. The southern, much more impactful area of low pressure will emerge into the central Plains with the support of fully realized upper level troughing. This will case the low to churn south of Minnesota and will serve to deflect away any humidity, and Rochester stands to benefit from the strong storms to the south, with a pair of very nice days to conclude the week.
Tomorrow – Some showers early, then mostly sunny, High 63, Low 50 (non standard)
Saturday – Mostly sunny and dry, High 67, Low 47

TWC: Tomorrow – AM clouds, PM Sun High 66, Low 55
Saturday – Partly cloudy, High 70, Low 49

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy (early rain) High 66, Low 54
Saturday – Some sunshine giving way to clouds High 69, Low 49

NWS: Tomorrow – A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Mostly cloudy High 65, Low 55
Saturday – Partly Sunny, High 67, Low 49

WB: Tomorrow – Cooler. Mostly cloudy (early showers/storms) High 65, Low 53
Saturday – Partly sunny, High 66, Low 49

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy (early storms) High 64, Low 55
Saturday – Partly Cloudy High 66, Low 50

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain overnight. High 64, Low 51
Saturday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 65, Low 46

A look at the raday shows that the soupy weather is already producing some rainfall.