Storms Tuesday morning give way to sunshine

A warm day before colder air returns

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Storms across parts of Minnesota Tuesday morning are moving out and fog will be lifting, making way for widespread sunshine and mild afternoon temperatures.

Tuesday’s forecast

An area of low pressure moving across Minnesota brought showers and storms through the overnight that are still impacting the state Tuesday morning. Lighting is the biggest threat with the storms, although there is also occasional small hail.

Here is the radar as of 6:38 a.m., showing the location of the showers and storms:

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6:38 a.m. Tuesday radar
National Weather Service

They are predominantly moving east and will continue to clear out of Minnesota through the morning, although a couple showers could linger into the afternoon in the Arrowhead. There is also widespread fog across the state, which will lift by late morning.

Behind the precipitation, skies clear out west to east through the morning and afternoon, returning sunshine across the state.

Temperatures remain very mild all of Tuesday, with morning temperatures ranging from the upper 30s to low 50s. All of Minnesota will remain well above average into the afternoon, with highs mostly in the 50s and 60s.

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

The warmth is despite a cold front moving through Minnesota Tuesday along with the storms that will bring breezy conditions by afternoon. The colder air behind the front will bring lower temperatures by Wednesday though. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

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