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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Windom area receives rain, temperatures cool

Windom area residents sighed a big breath of relief when they walked outside Wednesday morning, thanks to a Tuesday rainfall.

According to the National Weather Service’s official local weather observer, Windom received .58 inches of rain on Tuesday. While most of that fell throughout the afternoon and evening, .12 inches fell after 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Reports to the south and east of Windom, in the Lakefield and Jackson areas, had totals of two inches or more.

With that rain came a cool front that definitely cooled off the area. With high temperatures from the past week ranging from 84 to 94 degrees and dew points in the upper 60s, residents woke up to temperatures in the upper 50s and dew points in the low to mid 50s. In fact, at 6 a.m., Wednesday morning, the temperature on The Weather Channel app for Windom indicated 58 degrees with a “feels like” temperature of 56 — thanks to a 10 mph north wind.

Temperatures are forcasted to dip to 52 degrees overnight, then remain in the 70s until reaching a high of 80 on Sunday. High temperatures after that are still expected to remain in the low 80s for the next week. More rain is expected Thursday.

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