MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Since Sunday’s temperatures look to climb to near record-breaking highs, it’s been named a Top 10 Weather Day.
WCCO-TV Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says that despite a slow and cloudy start, temperatures will climb throughout the state as the skies clear during the afternoon.
The forecasted high for the Twin Cities is 69. If the mercury reaches that number, it’d match a record set in 1927.
Temperatures look to reach the mid-70s in western Minnesota, while in the east they’ll be in the mid-60s. Up near Grand Marais, however, the weather will be a bit cooler, with highs hovering just below 50.
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Winds will blow from the south, creating some dangerous fire conditions in the dry southwest part of the state. A red flag warning is in effect from noon until 7 p.m.
Overnight, clouds will move back in, bringing the chance of rain and possible wet snow in northern and central Minnesota.
Monday’s temperatures look to be split. Northern Minnesota will see highs in the 40s, while southern Minnesota will see 70s.
The high on St. Patrick’s Day looks to be 45 degrees in the Twin Cities metro.