A few clouds linger over eastern Minnesota again Tuesday, but overall, it will be another pleasant autumn day.
Much like Monday, a storm east of Minnesota is keeping more clouds in place in eastern Minnesota with clearer skies as you head west. That contrast stays in place through the day, with mostly sunny skies west and mostly cloudy skies east.
With fewer clouds, western Minnesota dropped into the 40s overnight with a couple 30s north, while most of eastern Minnesota is starting Tuesday in the 50s.
Although it meant a chillier start, western Minnesota benefitted from the clear skies overnight with some spectacular views of the aurora borealis.
Even with parts of the state under clouds, highs warm into the 60s south and 50s west Tuesday, which is 5 to 10 degrees above average for most of the state.
More clouds move in late Tuesday ahead of a storm that targets Minnesota with rain and gusty winds Wednesday.
That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.
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