Minneapolis: Mostly Sunny Days for Week Ahead

By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
July 1, 2014; 4:13 AM ET
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After intense rains that caused flooding and disrupted barge operations last week, Minneapolis should see a stretch of mostly sunny days ahead.

Excessive rainfall, in some cases near a foot over the past month, have pushed the upper Mississippi River past flood stage from Minnesota and Wisconsin to Iowa, Illinois and northern Missouri.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a State of Emergency for 35 of the state's 87 counties last week do to the magnitude of anticipated flooding, according to the Associated Press. Gov. Dayton is seeking federal flood assistance for Minnesota.

Things have turned around, however, as much of the week should be sunny and pleasant.

Temperatures should begin to drop following Monday's high in the low 80s. Partly cloudy skies overnight will remain into Tuesday.

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With breezy and mostly cloudy conditions, there will be showers during the day and into a chilly Tuesday night. The overnight low will fall near the record low of 49 F. Wind gusts could travel as fast as 19 mph.

Showers will move out by Wednesday for sunshine and below-average temperatures in the low 70s. Continued sunshine should finish out the week with mostly clear nights. Temperatures could rise to the upper 70s by Independence Day.

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