Light rain Tuesday for southern Minnesota

Breezy southerly winds keeps highs above average

Northern Minnesota stays the warmest part of the state again Tuesday, while more clouds and a few rain showers move into southern Minnesota.

Tuesday’s forecast

The southern edge of the state is already seeing more clouds Tuesday morning, and that cloud cover increases across the rest of southern and central Minnesota through the afternoon. This is due to low pressure that slides south of the state, and it brings rain showers to southern Minnesota, particularly in the afternoon.

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Tuesday afternoon forecast precipitation
National Weather Service

Winds also turn gustier in the afternoon, with much of the state seeing winds over 20 mph.

Those southerly winds help push highs above average for the entire state.  

Because northern Minnesota also gets more sunshine Tuesday, that area gets a couple 80s again, while the rest of the state sees highs in the 70s.

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

By Wednesday, a much wetter weather pattern sets up across Minnesota, bringing periods of rain through the weekend. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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