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Highs in the 70s Monday before a rainy Tuesday in Minnesota

Severe storms are expected to stay well south of the Minnesota border.

A brief shot of rain early Monday morning will pave the way for clearing clouds and high temperatures rising into the 70s in much of Minnesota. 

The forecast high for Minneapolis is 75, which would be the warmest day since it hit 86 last September 30. Do a little math: That was 6 months and 29 days ago (211 days). 

It would also mark the third 70-degree day in the Twin Cities this month. It hit 71 at MSP Airport (the official recording station for the metro) on Saturday, and a nearly 180-day stretch without 70s ended when the mercury rose to 70 on April 7. 

Enjoy it while it lasts because Tuesday looks to be a wet one, with up to an inch of rain greening up grass across southern Minnesota, including in and around the Twin Cities. Here's a look at the simulated future radar from the NAM computer model. 

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There could be some rumbles of thunder but severe storms are expected to remain south of the border, with the greatest threat into Iowa, Illinois and back to the south and west through plains and deep south. 

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Once the rain scoots out of the region Tuesday night, dry conditions should remain in place Wednesday through Friday with daily high temps rising into the 60s, according to the National Weather Service. 

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