Clouds and rain chances return Wednesday

Temperatures stay slightly below average

Temperatures remain below average Wednesday, while clouds and areas of rain spread across the state.

Wednesday’s forecast

Most of Minnesota is starting off cooler again Wednesday, with morning lows in the 40s and 50s, and highs remain slightly below average again, with most of Minnesota in the 70s.

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

A weather disturbance is already bringing a few showers and more clouds to southwestern Minnesota as of 7 a.m. The clouds and chances for spotty showers and storms spread across most of the state through the day, with precipitation chances lowering as you get farther north. 

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Precipitation chances Wednesday
National Weather Service

The rain will stay predominantly light, with most of the state seeing under a tenth of an inch, and a few slightly higher totals in southern Minnesota where rain coverage could be a bit more scattered. Because of limited daytime heating, the possibility for severe weather remains slim, with only isolated chances in southwestern Minnesota in the afternoon. 

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Wednesday's severe weather risk
National Weather Service

Behind this weather system, warm and humid air returns by the weekend. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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