A breezy Sunday, rain favors northeastern Minn. and NW Wisc.

Mainly 50s this afternoon

Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 56 degrees this time of year. The metro area will see highs in the low to mid 50s this afternoon. Sunday highs will be mainly in the 50s across Minnesota and western Wisconsin, with 40s in far northern Minnesota:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Some spots in southwestern and south-central Minnesota could touch 60.

Sunday wind gusts of 16-24 mph are expected in portions of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin:

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Sunday 1 p.m. forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Plotted gusts are in knots, with 16 knots equal to 18.4 mph.

Rain to the east and north

The western third of Minnesota will see the most sunshine today. Mostly cloudy skies are expected in eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

North-central and northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin are likely to see periods of rain this Sunday and Sunday evening. Far southeastern Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin will have a chance of scattered showers. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s High Resolution Rapid-Refresh (HRRR) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern Sunday and Sunday evening:

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Simulated radar Sunday and Sunday evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

West-central Minnesota and parts of east-central Minnesota could see a few very scattered showers this evening.

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.

Wet snow Monday into Tuesday

Cold air moves into the system overnight, and wet snow is expected in northwestern Minnesota and north-central Minnesota late Sunday night into Monday. The snow could linger into Tuesday morning, with several inches possible in parts of northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota:

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Snow potential late Sunday night into Monday and early Tuesday
National Weather Service

The Twin Cities metro area will see mainly rain Monday and Monday night, with some wet flakes possible late Monday night and Tuesday morning. We’ll have details on that plus a look at the week ahead in later updates.

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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