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A breezy Sunday, with showers and thunderstorms for parts of Minn.

Showers and storms spread eastward Sunday evening/night

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Our dry stretch of weather is coming to an end.  Areas of showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop in western Minnesota today, expanding into portions of eastern Minnesota and western Wis. as we go through the afternoon and evening hours. Most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will see periods of rain with some embedded t-storms overnight Sunday night and on Monday. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential rain pattern Sunday evening through Monday afternoon:

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NOAA NAM simulated radar Sunday evening through Monday afternoon
Tropicaltidbits.com

It will rain in some areas that look dry in the loop, but the loop shows the general rain pattern for Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.

As always, updated weather information can be heard on the Minnesota Public Radio Network, and you’ll also see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

You can see the recent local NWS radar loop here. The northwestern Minnesota radar loop is also available. The recent radar loop for southwestern Minnesota can be found here, and the southeastern Minnesota loop here.

The Duluth NWS radar is currently out of service, as upgrades to that radar continue:

More details and videos related to the radar project can be found here

Severe weather outlook

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center shows an slight risk of severe weather Sunday and Sunday night for portions of northwestern and west-central Minnesota, with a marginal risk of severe weather elsewhere in western Minnesota:

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Severe weather outlook for Sunday and Sunday night
NWS Storm Prediction Center

Slight risk means that scattered severe thunderstorms are possible, while marginal risk means that an isolated severe thunderstorm is possible.

Heavy rain possible

There is the potential for one to two inches of rain from Sunday through Monday across parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin:

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Potential rainfall Sunday PM through Monday
National Weather Service

The Twin Cities metro area could see rain totals in the one inch to one and one-half inch range, with the heaviest rain from late Sunday night through Monday.

Check forecast updates.

As always, updated weather information can be heard on the Minnesota Public Radio Network, and you’ll also see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

Temperature trends

Most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will see highs in the 70s Sunday afternoon, but there could be a few pockets of upper 60s in northwestern Minnesota.

Monday highs will be mainly in the 70s, with 60s northeast:

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Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to reach the lower 70s Tuesday, around 70 Wednesday, then mid 70s Thursday and lower 70s on Friday

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:49 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.