Minnesota stays cold Monday

The southern edge of the state sees light showers

Monday remains much colder than average, and a disturbance brings light rain and snow across southern Minnesota.

Monday’s forecast

The state is starting Monday chilly, with temperatures mostly in the 20s, and highs will be about 10 to 20 degrees below average with most of the state in the 30s.

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Monday high temperatures
National Weather Service

For perspective, the average Twin Cities high and low for Oct. 19 are 57 and 39, meaning the high Monday will be closer to our average low.

Fortunately, winds stay relatively light, so wind chill is not much of a factor.

Northern Minnesota stays dry Monday, with partly sunny skies. 

Because of a disturbance moving across southern Minnesota, the southern half of the state stays cloudier and will see some light rain and snow move through.

There are already a couple flurries in southwestern Minnesota as of 7 a.m. 

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6:48 a.m. Monday radar
National Weather Service

For the Twin Cities, the most likely timing is a few sprinkles and flurries late morning through the afternoon. 

A much more potent snowstorm targets Minnesota with widespread accumulation Tuesday.

That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

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