Southern Minnesota sees 80s Tuesday

Haze tinges mostly sunny skies

Most of Minnesota sees warm and windy conditions Tuesday, while the northern edge of the state starts feeling the impacts of a cold front.

Tuesday’s forecast

Tuesday is starting seasonable and even slightly above average for much of Minnesota, with morning lows mostly in the 50s and 60s. 

Temperatures stay well above average for most of the state, despite a strong cold front making its way south across the state Tuesday. That front is already in northern Minnesota as of Tuesday morning, so the northern edge of the state only sees highs in the 60s. 

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Ahead of the front, strong winds out of the south warm the rest of the state into the 70s and 80s. 

That southerly wind component keeps southern Minnesota windy, with gusts over 30 mph at times. 

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Tuesday's forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

The front moving through does not have much moisture with it, so rain is not expected, but northern Minnesota is seeing a few more clouds. The rest of the state can expect mostly sunny skies, although there is still some haze in the upper atmosphere from the fires on the West Coast.

Colder air spreads across all of Minnesota by Wednesday. 

That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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