Cold northwest winds keep Minnesota from warming much on Monday, and much of the state will see light rain in the afternoon.
The state is starting off seasonable and even slightly above average Monday morning, with temperatures in the 40s and a few 50s south. However, temperatures rise little through the day thanks to northwest winds drawing in cooler air. Highs in the 50s will be about 5 to 10 degrees below average for most locations across the state.
Although not as windy as Sunday, winds turn gusty again Monday, and especially western and southern Minnesota could see wind gusts over 20 and 30 mph.
A weather disturbance in Canada will dive south across Minnesota Monday, bringing spotty showers with it, especially in the afternoon hours during what little daytime heating there is. This will also keep the state under mostly cloudy skies. Any precipitation will remain very light with most places seeing less than a tenth of an inch.
Temperatures remain below average for the remainder of the week. That forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
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