Very mild days ahead; near-record highs possible Wednesday, Thursday

Weak clipper system moves through late Monday

Forecast for the Twin Cities area this week
National Weather Service

Areas of fog will burn off Monday morning with increasing clouds ahead of a weak clipper system. Some light snow showers and sprinkles will be possible late Monday into Monday night. Then a big warmup commences for the rest of the week. 

Weak clipper system moves through late Monday

Areas of fog and freezing fog will burn off through the morning Monday as south winds increase a bit. Visibility will be nearly optimal again by afternoon.

Forecast visibility (in miles) from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday
College of DuPage weather lab

Highs Monday will be above normal, mostly in the mid to upper 30s in southern Minnesota to low 30s in northern Minnesota. 

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Forecast highs Monday
National Weather Service

A weak clipper system will bring some scattered light snow showers and sprinkles to portions of southern Minnesota and flurries in northeastern Minnesota late Monday into Monday night.

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Forecast precipitation 6 a.m. Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Very mild air builds into Minnesota midweek

While temperatures will be slightly cooler Tuesday behind the clipper, they’ll still be above normal.

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Forecast highs Tuesday
National Weather Service

Very mild Pacific air will move into the region mid to late week bringing near-record high temperatures for some Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will be nearly 20 degrees above normal.

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Forecast temperature anomalies (departure from normal) Monday through Friday. Some area will be 20 degrees above normal Wednesday and Thursday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Highs Wednesday will soar into the 40s across southern Minnesota to near 50 degrees. We should also see some sunshine along with an increased south breeze pumping in warmer air.

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Forecast highs Wednesday
National Weather Service

Thursday looks to be the peak of our heat with highs near 50 in the Twin Cities and well into the 50s for portions of southwestern Minnesota. 

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Forecast highs Thursday
National Weather Service

I think there could be some stations reporting 60 degrees in southwestern Minnesota Thursday. Forecast highs that are boxed below are record highs forecast to be broken.

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Forecast highs Thursday with potential records broken (boxed in numbers)
WeatherBELL Analytics

Another clipper system moves across southern Canada and northern Minnesota Friday with a trailing cold front. Some snow and rain showers will be possible north and temperatures statewide will cool to more seasonable levels for the weekend.