Record warmth possible Tuesday

Northeastern Minnesota starts the day with fog

Sunshine and southerly winds warm most of Minnesota 10 to 20 degrees above average Tuesday, with a few 90s possible west.

Tuesday’s forecast

Under the influence of high pressure and light to calm winds, northeastern Minnesota is starting Tuesday with areas of fog, which will lift through the morning.

The rest of Minnesota already has clear skies as of Tuesday morning, which allowed temperatures to drop into the 40s and 50s. Those morning lows are still slightly above average though, thanks to light winds from the southeast providing a mild wind flow.

Ahead of a warm front, winds become more southerly during the day and even turn a little breezy on the western edge of the state. This pulls even warmer air across the state and combined with sunny skies, that pushes most of Minnesota into the 80s, with a few 90s west.

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

For northwestern Minnesota, this puts some record highs in jeopardy. For example, the Fargo-Moorhead record high for Sept. 28 currently stands at 90 degrees, and temperatures there are forecast to make it into at least the upper 80s.

Temperatures stay warm again Wednesday, but significantly cooler weather returns by the weekend.

That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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