Windy and colder this Sunday; flake chance to the north

Gusts over 40 mph in some areas

Our Sunday high temperature has already happened in the Twin Cities, with 39 degrees reported at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport around 5 a.m.

A cold front has move through, and temps may be slowly falling today in many areas. Here are the forecast highs for the rest of Sunday:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

It’ll remain windy today, with sustained winds of 18-28 mph and gusts mainly in the 30-40 mph range:

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Sunday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Southwestern Minnesota will see some gusts over 40 mph at times. Plotted values are in knots, with 32 knots equal to around 37 mph and 37 knots equal to about 42 mph.

Midday wind chills will be mainly in the teens to lower 20s:

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Sunday noon forecast wind chills
National Weather Service

Single-digit wind chills are possible in northwestern Minnesota.

Light snow chances to the north

North-central and northeastern Minnesota, plus parts of northwestern Wisconsin, could see scattered light snow showers today.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern Sunday morning through Sunday evening:

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Simulated radar Sunday morning through Sunday evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

Northwestern Minnesota may see a few scattered flurries Sunday morning.

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This Updraft blog will be updated by around 10 a.m. with a look at the week ahead.

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