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Outlook: A quiet stretch of weather ahead, then rain returns this weekend

Wind gusts up to 75 mph and baseball-size hail were observed in Minnesota on Tuesday evening.

Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley dodged a bullet. Severe thunderstorms impacted central and southern Minnesota on Tuesday evening. Some thunderstorms produced wind gusts up to 75 mph and baseball-size hail. Yikes!

A surface high will slowly slide over the north central United States between Wednesday and Saturday. As a result, the weather will be quiet and pleasant. Expect a mostly sunny sky on Wednesday with highs near 80 degrees, and it will be less humid compared to Tuesday. The sky will be clear on Wednesday night, and patchy fog will form after midnight with lows near 50 degrees.

Summer will begin soon! Enjoy every day, even when it’s cloudier and wet.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be sunny with highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s. Humidity will not be an issue. Sunday will be cloudier with showers and isolated thunderstorms possible, as a cold front pushes through the Midwest. At this time, we do not expect excessive rain amounts.

Next week will start dry with highs in the middle 70s. Some showers and thunderstorms are possible later Tuesday into Wednesday.


Nick Grunseth

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