After a bit of a cool and dreary stretch, we're in for a spectacular week of mid-September weather across Central Minnesota.

Fall is my favorite time of the year, but I never wish summer away (because I know what comes after fall). I'm not a winter-hater, it's just a bit too long for my liking. Take a month off winter and add it on to my summer, and Minnesota's seasons would be perfect for me.

Central Minnesota morning low temperatures will generally be in the forties when you wake up this week, but things could be worse. Parts of Northern Minnesota will dip into the thirties for morning lows.

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The two-week outlook from the National Weather Service is calling for near normal temperatures and below normal precipitation over the period. This next week looks sunny and dry.

National Weather Service

High Temps for Monday

  • St. Cloud:  76°
  • Little Falls:  75°
  • Princeton:  75°

High Temps for Tuesday

  • St. Cloud:  81°
  • Little Falls:  81°
  • Princeton:  81°

High Temps for Wednesday

  • St. Cloud:  73°
  • Little Falls:  70°
  • Princeton:  73°

High Temps for Thursday

  • St. Cloud:  63°
  • Little Falls:  62°
  • Princeton:  63°

High Temps for Friday

  • St. Cloud:  68°
  • Little Falls:  66°
  • Princeton:  67°

High Temps for Saturday

  • St. Cloud:  70°
  • Little Falls:  69°
  • Princeton:  69°

The average high for this time of the year in St. Cloud is 73°.

Looks like it will be a great week for the motorcycle commute, followed by a weekend of camping.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.