Monday temperatures start above average, but end cool

A few flurries and bands of light snow move across the state

A chilly wind flow and mostly cloudy skies keep Minnesota from warming much for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Monday’s forecast

Like the trend for most of January so far, Minnesota is starting Monday off milder than average with morning temperatures in the single-digits and teens, with a few 20s south. 
However, under a northwest wind drawing in cooler air, those temperatures warm little through the day, putting most of the state slightly below average by afternoon.  In fact, some places, including the Twin Cities, may not warm at all Monday with highs ranging from single-digits north to low 20s south.

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7:00 a.m. Monday radar
National Weather Service

A weak area of lower pressure is bringing very spotty, light snow chances across Minnesota. 

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7:00 a.m. Monday radar
National Weather Service

Most places will see no more than flurries to a dusting of snow, if anything at all, with measurable snow staying under one inch. 

Skies remain mostly cloudy, but there should be a few peaks of sun for much of the state, particularly in the afternoon.

Temperatures rollercoaster this week, and Tuesday will likely bring the coldest morning so far this month, followed by 30s Wednesday.

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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