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.
Highs Monday will be above normal, mostly in the mid to upper 30s in southern Minnesota to low 30s in northern Minnesota.
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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Very mild air builds into Minnesota midweek
While temperatures will be slightly cooler Tuesday behind the clipper, they’ll still be above normal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.