Autumn of my years; mild but a tad breezy

The early morning infrared satellite image depicted mostly clear skies over our neck of the woods. Note the details of the terrain that include the view of Mille Lacs Lake.


A new work week will begin with sunny skies and a south breeze. Temperatures are expected to climb several degrees above normal this afternoon.

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A brisk wind will rustle the tree tops and likely scatter a few leaves that are retiring for the season.

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4 p.m. CDT wind speed in knots.

Mild temperatures will be tempered during the afternoon as we move through the middle of the week as clouds thicken and shower chances increase.

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Moisture from the remains of tropical depression may be swept northeast by the jet stream Wednesday.

Image:Weather Prediction Center

Hope you enjoyed the lovely weather on Saturday and Sunday, although some of us may have been surprised by afternoon showers on Sunday.

We caught a break at the Viking and Twins games as showers arrived well after both games had ended. The heavier downpours may have dumped up to a quarter inch of rain in isolated spots of east central Minnesota.

Here's a look at the clouds as they traveled east during Sunday afternoon. Click on image to animate.

Image:NOAA/College of Dupage

The outlook for the remainder of September looks to favor mild temperatures and bouts of showers, as MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner noted in Friday's blog. (4) (1)

In some regards it's less risky to predict the weather five days out than for the next 24 hours as we learned yesterday. Here you go for your temperatures this coming Saturday.


Huttner will be a guest speaker at the Climate Generation event in Mankato, Minn., this evening. Hope some of you can make it.

As the daylight grows short, losing about 20 minutes a week, my flame for weather remains bright! But I am retiring from the Minnesota weather scene and moving on to a warmer part of the country, where wind chill drops to no more than 35 degrees.

I am very grateful to all the fine people that made my run on Minnesota Public Radio an enjoyable experience! Paul Huttner and colleagues will take you through the El Nino winter.

-- Craig Edwards