Limited snow chances through the end of the month

Temperatures remain mild until a weekend cold front

Another round of light snow targets Minnesota Wednesday evening, but overall precipitation remains limited this week and temperatures stay mild.

Wednesday’s forecast

A weather system that brought precipitation across Minnesota Tuesday into early Wednesday has finally cleared the state. While most places saw light rain or snow, there was a slightly heavier corridor from about Moorhead to East Grand Forks and across to Park Rapids that saw 2 inches of snow, with isolated amounts up to 4 inches. Between the new precipitation and snow melt that refroze overnight, be careful on the roads Wednesday morning.

Behind the system, it still stays a little breezy through the morning in southern Minnesota. More sunshine returns statewide by afternoon.

Otherwise, morning temperatures ranged from cooler teens north, where skies cleared overnight, to a few 30s south under continued cloud cover.

Highs make it into the 20s north and 30s south, continuing the trend of slightly above average temperatures.

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

A very minor disturbance brings another snow chance across Minnesota starting in northwestern Minnesota by late afternoon, and through the state during the evening and early overnight period.

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Wednesday evening forecast weather
National Weather Service

Most places will see less than and inch of snow, including a few flakes possible for the Twin Cities late Wednesday night. 

Mild and fairly dry

Minnesota stays in a fairly dry pattern for the next week.  After the light snow chance Wednesday evening, the next chance for widespread precipitation comes with a cold front that moves through Saturday. 

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Forecast storm position midday Saturday
Tropical Tidbits

However, moisture with that system currently looks limited, so most areas are forecast to see under 2 inches of snow, with many places getting no more than a dusting. 

Temperatures continue their above average trend until that weekend cold front, with highs mostly 30s and a few 20s north again on Thursday. Friday, most of the state is back in the 30s, with a couple 40s south. 

The cold front over the weekend briefly drops temperatures back below average. For northwestern Minnesota, the colder air hits Saturday, with a few highs staying stuck in the teens, while southern Minnesota still sees a few 40s. Most of the state gets the colder day Sunday, with teens north to about 30 degrees south. That puts the state slightly below average, but temperatures immediately rebound, with most of Minnesota back in the 30s by Tuesday. 

Here is that forecast through the weekend for the Twin Cities:

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Twin Cities forecast through Sunday
National Weather Service

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