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Stormy Monday; another 1 to 2 inches Monday; high winds west

Record for wettest year in Twin Cities draws closer

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A massive mid-latitude cyclone brings rain waves to Minnesota Monday. The system spins northward across the state.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-16 satellite loop from Monday morning shows the massive spinning system.

GOES 16 satellite loop
GOES 16 satellite loop
NOAA, via COD Weather Lab

The Canadian model shows the wound up low-pressure system wobbling north toward lake Superior through Tuesday.

Canadian model rainfall coverage through Tuesday
Canadian model rainfall coverage through Tuesday
NOAA, via tropical tidbits

Another inch or two

Expect waves of rain of varying intensity. The system brings another inch or two to much of Minnesota.

A colder northwest wind drives showers into Tuesday before the system pulls out. A few flakes may mix in, but accumulations are not likely.

The Twin Cities has already logged 37.81 inches of precipitation this year. That’s about 2.5 inches shy of the all-time annual precipitation record.

It’s almost certain we will set a new record as the wettest year on record this year in the Twin Cities and many Minnesota locations.

High winds

High wind warnings and wind advisories are up along the storm’s west side in western Minnesota. Gusts from 55 to 60 mph will rattle windows.

50s again by Saturday

This week will be decidedly cooler than our glorious weekend. But temperatures recover into the 50s, to near 60 degrees in southern Minnesota again Saturday.

Temperature forecast for Minneapolis
Temperature forecast for Minneapolis
NOAA, via Weather Bell

Good timing on the weekend.