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Beautiful weekend, but cooler temps are on the way

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Wow, what a weekend! Both days produced afternoon highs in the lower 80s, very impressive. Hope you had a chance to enjoy it because our chances of hitting 80 degrees again this year are dwindling fast.

The warmest spot in Minnesota Sunday was Montevideo, according to the National Weather Service, which reached 88 degrees in mid-afternoon.

The Twin Cities reached a high of 82 degrees, and it's typical for the last 80-degree day in the metro area to come in late September, the weather service says.

Now it's back to reality.

The forecast is calling for highs in the lower 60s Monday, which is much closer to the average of 66 degrees than Saturday's 83 and Sunday's 82. Look for more clouds than sunshine with a few scattered showers possible, mainly in the morning.

Temperatures remain in the 60s to near 70 degrees each afternoon through Thursday before another, more potent, cool front sweeps through the area Friday. Expect highs to drop into the upper 50s into the weekend.

The coolest morning of the forecast appears to be Saturday. Actual temperatures will likely dip into the lower 40s. But a brisk northwest wind should push wind chills into the lower 30s...nothing we hardy Minnesotan can't handle, but certainly attention-getting.

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