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Warmer and windier: Temperatures expected to climb into the mid-70s Monday

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After another night of near or below freezing temperatures in the region, expect it to feel much warmer Sunday and Monday.

But with warmer temperatures comes an increased risk of fire weather, especially across west-central to south-central Minnesota, the National Weather Service says.

Sunday's strong southerly winds and unseasonably warm temperatures will combine with low afternoon humidity to create an enhanced fire danger for the region, the weather service notes.

Near critical fire weather conditions could be possible again Monday.

Temperatures to start the week will be roughly 10-20 degrees above normal. High temperatures will range from the lower 50s to lower 60s across Minnesota Sunday, with overnight temperatures not as cool as they have been, dipping to the upper 30s to mid-40s, the weather service notes.

Monday will be even warmer, reaching the 70s-80s for most of the state, while slightly cooler on the North Shore.

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