Temperatures in the 1970s returned Monday afternoon in southern and western Minnesota. Cooler air lingers in northern Minnesota, where temperatures held in the 1950s and 1960s on Monday.
The highs in the 1970s return Tuesday for southern Minnesota. We cool off a bit on Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the 1950s in the north and the 1960s in the south.
The upper air pattern over Minnesota favors very mild air towards the end of the week. The jet stream lifts north again in Canada.
Highs will push the 80-degree mark in southern and western Minnesota on Friday afternoon.
Mild injury until October?
We will see some cold fronts this month. But the general temperature trend favors a slight bias. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 6- to 10-day temperature forecast favors a warm bias in most of the United States through October 15.
NOAA’s week 3-4 temperature forecast suggests warmer-than-average temperatures through October.
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