Dry and mild to start off the new month

Highs in the 30s across most of Minnesota

December starts off mild and sunny, with the entire state seeing above average highs.

Tuesday’s forecast

Under clear skies overnight and light winds, morning lows for most of Minnesota dropped into the teens, with single digits in the Arrowhead. This is seasonable for the start of December. 

However, the rest of the day turns mild thanks to sunshine and southerly winds. Expected highs in the 30s, with a few 40s in the southwestern corner of the state, are 5 to 10 degrees above average.

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

The winds will be a little breezy along the western edge of the state, gusting 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

A cold front moves through Wednesday, but brings little change to the temperatures. 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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