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Rainy weather to start the work week


Expect sunny skies – albeit a little hazy – for Mother's Day celebrations Sunday.

Temperatures are forecast to be slightly higher than average for this time of year, with highs in the mid-60s to mid-70s across most of the state, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service also warns of an elevated fire danger in parts of Minnesota because of "very dry air over the region." (Click here for more information on burning restrictions across the state.)

Rain, thunderstorms this week

But after a several days of sunshine, an unsettled weather pattern will settle over Minnesota.

The National Weather Service says a low-pressure system is headed towards Minnesota. This system will bring cooler and wetter weather to the area, especially on Monday and Tuesday. We may also see some thunderstorms.

The chance for rain lessens in the second half of the work week, the National Weather Service says.

Temperatures will go on a "gradual cooling trend" this week, the weather service adds. Expect high temperatures to be in the 60s and 70s to start the week, but drop into the 50s by the end of the week.

Air quality has improved

After an air pollution alert Saturday due to smoke from the wildfires in Minnesota and Canada, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the air quality has improved.

Here's a look at air quality conditions as of 7 a.m. Sunday:

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