Minnesota turns warmer Tuesday after a chilly start

The Arrowhead sees isolated showers

Minnesota began Tuesday cold enough for a couple spots of frost near the northern border, but temperatures rebound into the 70s for most of the state by the afternoon.

Tuesday’s forecast

With cooler air already in place, plus mostly clear skies and light winds overnight, the state started Tuesday chilly, with most of Minnesota in the 40s, and some low 50s south. A couple areas even dropped into the 30s, especially around the Arrowhead, which produced a few isolated spots of morning frost.

Although winds stay fairly light, a southerly flow returns across much of Minnesota Tuesday and combines with widespread sunshine to help temperatures rebound quickly, from the cooler highs in the 50s and 60s of Monday and the Tuesday morning chill.  Afternoon temperatures will be in the 70s, with a few 80s possible west. 

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Those highs are very seasonable for late June.

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Tuesday afternoon forecast precipitation
National Weather Service

The one exception is northeastern Minnesota, where there has been enough instability to cause cumulus clouds and some spotty rain around the region, which continues during the day Tuesday. A more westerly wind flow, plus that extra cloud cover will keep some parts of the Arrowhead stuck in the 60s.

Temperatures get hot again by Wednesday, and a risk for stronger storms returns. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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