After morning fog lifts, Minnesota can expect mostly sunny weather with above average temperatures for Monday.
Under the influence of high pressure and light to calm winds, central and southern Minnesota are starting Monday with some patchy areas of dense fog. This lifts quickly by midmorning.
Morning temperatures are in the 40s and 50s, and under mostly sunny skies, highs rise into the upper 70s and 80s.
For the Twin Cities, a high near 80 is 10 degrees above average for this time of year, but in northern Minnesota, the forecast highs in the mid-80s are about 20 degrees above average.
Skies remain dry except a couple isolated showers or storms could pop up in the Arrowhead Monday afternoon.
It will also turn a little breezier, especially in western Minnesota, by the afternoon.
The recent drier pattern comes to an end this week as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico pushes into the state. That warm and wetter extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:49 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.
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