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NWS reports first 80-degree day of season in Grand Forks

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The temperature in Grand Forks exceeded 80 degrees on Friday, the first time that’s happened since September 24, according to the National Weather Service.

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That’s a 241-day stretch.

Bill Barrett, a meteorologist with the weather service, said that might seem long but it’s not a record. “There’s been other long periods,” he said.

On Friday, the temperature reached a high of 83 degrees around 3 in the afternoon at the weather service’s sensors at the airport. It was no record, either. The hottest May 23 on record happened in 1980 when temperatures reached 93.

Warm temperatures are expected to continue today with a high of 84 degrees. It’ll cool down a bit the rest of Memorial Day weekend with a high of 79Sunday and a high of 75 Monday.

The weather service is forecasting a mostly sunny day today in Grand Forks and 60 percent chance of thunderstorms on Sunday. Monday is expected to be sunny.

The forecast for areas just to the east of Grand Forks isn’t much different. To the west in the Devils Lake area, though, the weather service is forecasting a 30 percent chance of a thunderstorm today, 60 percent Sunday and sunnyMonday.

None of the storms are expected to be severe.

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Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson is the K-12 education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald.  Contact her if you have any story ideas or tips and visit www.grandforksherald.com. 
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