Cloudy and rainy Monday

Light snow is likely in northern Minnesota

Temperatures turn cooler Monday, and under the influence of that chillier weather, parts of Minnesota will see snow.

Monday’s forecast

An area of low pressure is sitting over Lake Superior as of Monday morning, and behind that system, cooler air and rain are moving across the state.

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7:00 Monday radar
National Weather Service

As of 7 a.m. the rain is most widespread in the Arrowhead, then becomes spottier as you head south.

Morning temperatures are in the 30s north and west, with 40s for the rest of the state. Gusty winds from the north and west keep temperatures below average Monday afternoon. Highs will be mostly in the 40s, with a few 30s northwest and a couple 50s southeast.

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Monday high temperatures
National Weather Service

That temperature pattern keeps most of Minnesota’s precipitation as light to moderate rain Monday, although the northwest corner of the state is likely to see some snow mix in.

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Monday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Through the day, the weather pattern keeps the rain lighter and spottier the farther south you go.

As temperatures cool overnight, more areas could see snow mix in, and portions of the state get accumulating snow by Tuesday. 

That extended forecast will be updated around 9:30 a.m.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:49 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

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