Highs back in the 70s Monday

Sunshine and warm weather make for a pleasant fall day.

Aided by breezy winds from the south and abundant sunshine, highs soar up to 20 degrees above average on Monday.

Monday’s forecast

Following a warm Sunday where Minnesota saw highs well above average, Monday is off to a mild start for late October despite clear skies overnight. Most of the state is beginning the day in the 40s, with a few 30s north, and a couple upper 20s in the Arrowhead.

Widespread sunshine continues Monday, and combined with warm southerly winds, most of Minnesota has highs forecast in the 70s Monday.

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Monday high temperatures.
National Weather Service

This is 15 to 20 degrees above average for most places. The southerly winds that help warm us on Monday will be breezier in the afternoon, and western Minnesota in particular can expect gusts over 20 mph.

A midweek storm brings rain, possible snow north, and send temperatures diving.

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

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

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