Mild temps and gusty winds to start to the week

Caution about ice flows on Lake Superior

The Sunday snow arrived as expected, and it will linger into Sunday evening in parts of eastern Minnesota. Western Wisconsin may see some periods of snow past midnight this Sunday night.

A winter weather advisory continues until 8 p.m. in southeastern Minnesota, including Rochester. The snow continues to cause slippery road conditions. Minnesota road conditions can be found here. Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.

Areas of freezing fog are possible later Sunday night and early Monday, and some spots may see a passing rain/snow shower on Monday.

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the MPR network, and you’ll see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

Snow totals

Snow reports have been slow to come in so far, but I did see a 2.5 inch total in Mankato and 5 inches in Harmony, Minnesota. The NWS office in Chanhassen reported nine-tenths of an inch of new snow as of 6 p.m. Sunday. Snow amounts will be posted by the NWS here. You can hover over any data point on the linked NWS site to get the location and snow total plus the time of the measurement.

Mild Monday temps, with gusty winds

High temps will reach 40 degrees or higher in many locations Monday afternoon:

Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Wind gusts of 15-25 mph are possible on Monday:

Monday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Plotted gusts are in knots, with 20 knots equal to 23 mph.

Mild temps and gusty winds prompted the Duluth office of the National Weather Service to issue this note of caution about Lake Superior ice near the Twin Ports:

Temperature trends

Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 31 degrees this time of year. Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to reach the lower 40s Monday and Tuesday, followed by mid 30s Wednesday, around 30 on Thursday and mid 30s Friday.

A peek at next weekend shows highs in the lower 30s Saturday and upper 20s next Sunday.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.

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