With the help of sunshine and southerly winds, Tuesday brings much milder weather back across Minnesota.
Thanks to warm southerly winds overnight, the state is starting off mild Tuesday morning, with most of the state in the upper teens and 20s, and a few spots in western Minnesota in the 30s.
In fact, for some areas, rising overnight temperatures have Tuesday morning already warmer than all of Monday. For example, Moorhead had afternoon temperatures in the teens Monday, with the high of 20 set at the end of the day. As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, due to increasing temperatures overnight, the temperature is already up to 27.
Those gusty southerly winds persist through the day, with most of the state seeing gusts of 20 to 30 mph, and southwestern Minnesota may see gusts over 40 mph.
The warm wind flow combined with sunshine pushes highs for most of the state into the 40s, which is about 10 to 15 degrees above average.
Southwestern Minnesota could even see a couple 50s.
Mild and mostly dry conditions persist through the weekend, bringing widespread melting. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.
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