Saturday heat sets new record high

Near record setting temperatures, storm chances this weekend.

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Highs on Monday are expected to reach the low 90s with a heat index in the mid 90s.

"A moist easterly flow will keep light showers, drizzle and patchy fog across the region (Sunday night)", according to the National Weather Service.

Rain could be heavy at times, and that heightens flooding concerns.

There was relief near Lake Superior, with temperatures at the Duluth harbor only in the mid-50s as of mid-afternoon Saturday; the Grand Marais harbor stayed in the 40s much of the day. Today's record high is 95 degrees, set in 2006.

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Tropical moisture has moved in and heavy rain is likely for Memorial Day.

Expect lots of clouds over Fall River and New Bedford on Monday, but some sunny breaks are likely.

The day started off warm, with Kansas City reaching it's normal high of 78 degrees shortly after 8 a.m. However, there is a low chance for spotty showers across our western and northern zones.

A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast for Thursday, which is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high near 88. Gradually decreasing clouds. About 54 for the low.

Tuesday: Sunny. High near 83. Highs drop back into the upper-70s with a higher chance of thunderstorms. The driest day of the week (and I use that term loosely) will be Friday.although there is a chance of isolated thundershowers late.

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