Milder Wednesday with plenty of sunshine

Slightly cooler Thursday and Friday but above normal

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Forecast highs Wednesday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

After a cold start to the week, Wednesday will be considerably milder. Highs will be in the 40s across southern Minnesota. A weak cool front will drop temps slightly for Thursday.

Milder air returns 

A warmer day is in store for us Wednesday. Highs will be in the 40s for southern Minnesota and in the 30s north. Those readings are at least five to even 10 degrees above normal.

Forecast temperature anomalies (departure from normal) Wednesday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

We’ll also have lots of sunshine through the day with just some high clouds passing through occasionally.

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Forecast cloud cover 6 a.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m.
College of DuPage weather lab

A weak cool front sweeps across the region early Thursday. That will cause an increase in wind speeds and a shift to northwest winds 10-15 mph Thursday afternoon. 

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Forecast winds 3 a.m. Thursday through 6 p.m.
College of DuPage weather lab

High temperatures Thursday and Friday will be slightly cooler, mainly in the 30s. 

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Forecast highs Thursday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

We’re still keeping our eyes on a potential storm system that will affect the region over the weekend. Stay tuned for a mid morning update on the latest computer model forecasts here. 

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