Above-average Monday temps, with plenty of sunshine

Comfortable dew points in most areas

Our official Twin Cities high was a summery 82 degrees on Sunday. The metro area will top out in the upper 70s Monday. Our average Twin Cities high is 68 degrees this time of year.

Much of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will have Monday highs in the 70s, with some 60s in northeastern Minnesota and far northwestern Wisconsin:  

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Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

West-central and southwestern Minnesota will top out in the 80s.

Dew points will be in the comfortable 40s and 50s in most spots:

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Monday 1 p.m. forecast dew points
National Weather Service

There are scattered areas of fog in Minnesota and western Wisconsin early Monday morning, but the fog will burn off quickly. We’ll have plenty of sunshine. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows very little cloud cover Monday afternoon and evening:

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Simulated cloud cover Monday afternoon and evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

This Updraft blog will be updated around 9:20 a.m. with a look at the week ahead.

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