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Seasonable and quiet weather continues; northern Minnesota sees snow Tuesday night

Breezy conditions Tuesday as a weather disturbance clips to the north.

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Our quiet and seasonable trend continues, with only isolated chances for light snow the rest of the week. Temperatures stay mostly at or slightly above average, but we are monitoring a big cool down for next week.

Tuesday

Tuesday will stay seasonable, with temperatures across Minnesota running a couple degrees above average, as afternoon highs reach the upper 20s and low 30s.

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

It will feel slightly cooler than that though due to breezy conditions, especially for central Minnesota and areas near Lake Superior, where wind gusts could exceed 20 mph. 

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Tuesday afternoon wind gusts
NWS

The wind could make the wind chill feel about 10 degrees cooler than the actual temperature Tuesday afternoon.

By Tuesday evening a minor disturbance brings light snow chances to north central Minnesota that spread to the Arrowhead over night and through mid-day Wednesday. 

There is a chance a little light freezing drizzle or rain could mix in Wednesday morning, so be aware of possible slick spots on the roads.

Temperatures

The temperatures remain seasonable and even a couple degrees above average all week, except Friday, when colder air filters across the state and high temperatures could struggle to get past 20.

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Friday high temperatures
NWS

Enjoy the mild break, because some very cold air moves in next week, with overnight lows likely going sub-zero for the entire state.

In the temperature graph below, the middle lines show the expected temperatures, with the surrounding red and blue shaded areas giving the range of forecast uncertainty:

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Temperature forecast for Twin Cities
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Snow chances

Our snow chances for this week and most of next week are limited, and the snow we will see currently looks like it will stay predominantly light. As mentioned, light snow and maybe a little freezing rain are possible for parts of northern Minnesota Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. 

Another possible round of light snow clips across northern Minnesota Thursday morning.
Then, the entire state has slight snow chances Sunday into Monday, but any accumulation looks minimal. 

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Sunday evening snow
NWS

Northern Minnesota would likely get the most snow from that system, but it currently looks like that is only a couple inches of snow, if not less.

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Sunday snow totals
Pivotal Weather

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