Less wind on Monday, with mild temperatures; light snow chance up north by evening

Peak wind gusts from Sunday

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How windy was it on Sunday?

Here are some peak Sunday wind gusts, posted by the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service:

Sunday wind gusts
National Weather Service
Sunday wind gusts
National Weather Service

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded a gust of 44 mph. Winthrop, New Ulm, Willmar and Morris all reported wind gusts over 50 mph.

A wind advisory continued Sunday evening in Cook county of northeastern Minnesota. Our winds will be a lot lighter all across Minnesota on Monday.

Temperature trends

Our average Twin Cities high temp is 24 degrees this time of year. We hit 38 degrees Sunday afternoon and we’ll also see highs in the 30s on Monday.

Monday highs reach the 30s across most of the southern half of Minnesota, with 20s to the north:

Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Tuesday highs are expected to be in the 20s south with teens to the north:

Tuesday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Low temps late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning will be below zero in much of northern and central Minnesota, with single digits above zero in the Twin Cities metro area and points to the south.

Twin Cities highs are projected to reach the lower 20s on Wednesday, followed by mid 30s Thursday and lower 20s on Friday.

Snow chances

Northern Minnesota could see light snow showers at times Monday evening and overnight Monday night into early Tuesday. A few light snow snow showers could also clip east-central Minnesota and western Wisconsin early on Tuesday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern Monday evening through Tuesday morning:

Simulated radar Monday evening through Tuesday morning
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

You can hear updated weather information on the MPR network, and you’ll see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

At this point, it looks like the Twin Cities metro area could see some occasional rain showers and snow showers Wednesday night and Thursday.

I hope that you have a great week!