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If you think it's a 'cool summer' -- you're right


As we approach the final summer holiday weekend, it seemed to a lot of us to be a cooler than average summer season.

So, we asked Patrick Ayd of the National Weather Service in Bismarck if these perceptions are grounded in reality.

"We are averaging well below normal," Ayd said. "For 90 degree days, Bismarck has had only about six days at or above 90 degrees. The last couple of years, we've had 20 to 30 days."

And Ayd said no place in North Dakota has touched 100 degrees.

Ayd said parts of the state seemed to be pretty wet as well – the exception being in north central and northeast North Dakota.

For this Labor Day weekend, Ayd said it is going to start out on the cool side, with 60s and 70s for highs through Saturday.

"Some people may enjoy that -- others will not," Ayd said.

But Sunday into Monday, Ayd said temperatures will become a bit more summer-like.

"We'll see 70s and 80s across the region," Ayd said.

And there is a chance of storms Sunday night into Monday.

"It doesn't look like a washout," Ayd said.

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