Fall’s best weather ahead; fall color near peak

These may be the finest days of fall in much of Minnesota.

Fall color and blue sky. Image: Paul Huttner/MPR News.

Our weather winning streak continues this week. Abundant sunshine and warmer temperatures are good tonics for the soul after our wet chilly fall so far. And fall color is now at or near peak in southern Minnesota.

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60 ahead

Wednesday brings more sunshine and lighter winds. Thursday will be breezy to windy, but the breezes will be milder. I still think mid-60s are likely for the Twin Cities Thursday. Temperatures in western Minnesota should push 70-degrees Thursday afternoon. Highs in the 50s stick around next week.

NOAA via Weather Bell.

It’s been cold and snowy up north. Warmer weather finally filters into northern Minnesota Thursday.

Michael and Leslie meet in Europe 

Check out this cool satellite loop tracking hurricanes Michael and Leslie tracking across the Atlantic then merging in Europe.