Warm again Tuesday with another air quality alert north; thunder develops north also

Temperatures will continue to be near or above normal Tuesday

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Forecast rain chance Tuesday
National Weather Service

Expect slightly warmer than normal temperatures again Tuesday with sunshine south and late day storms north. We also have another air quality alert for portions of central and northern Minnesota.

Warm, more smoke Tuesday into Wednesday

The smoke and air quality analysis Tuesday morning shows another plume of smoke across the region. Most of it is elevated, but there is some reaching the surface creating moderate air quality.

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Smoke analysis and air quality alerts Tuesday morning
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

The forecast calls for unhealthy air for sensitive groups across much of northern and parts of central Minnesota Tuesday into Wednesday morning. An air quality alert is in place through noon Wednesday.

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Air quality alert for northern Minnesota through noon Wednesday
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Check the latest air quality conditions, alerts and forecasts here:

Highs Tuesday will be back in the mid 80s south to low 80s north, slightly above normal for the date.

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Forecast highs Tuesday
National Weather Service

Thunder chances ahead and a cooler end to the week

The next chance of thunderstorms arrives for northern Minnesota Tuesday afternoon and evening as a cool front moves in. Scattered showers could linger into north central Minnesota into early Wednesday.

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Forecast precipitation 7 a.m. Tuesday through 12 a.m. Wednesday
College of DuPage Weather

Wednesday will be warm still south while northern Minnesota cools off behind the front into the 70s.

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Forecast highs Wednesday
National Weather Service

Dew points will also be muggier south, into the 60s ahead of the cool front.

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Forecast dew points Wednesday afternoon
National Weather Service

Spotty thunder will be possible with daytime heating across central and southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities area on Wednesday focused on the same frontal boundary.

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Forecast precipitation 5 a.m. Wednesday through 11 p.m.
College of DuPage Weather

Yet another system and cold front will touch off more widespread showers and thunderstorms late Thursday into Friday. Some of that activity could yield some strong storms.

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Forecast precipitation 1 p.m. Thursday through 7 p.m. Friday
College of DuPage Weather

Behind that front, it will cool off, especially for northern Minnesota Friday and Saturday.

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Forecast highs Saturday
National Weather Service
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