Cold and windy weather Monday

Scattered flurries continue throughout the day

Behind a storm that moved through on Sunday, Minnesota stays windy and much colder Monday.

A strong cold front swept through the state Sunday, starting in the northwest corner of the state late Sunday morning and exiting southeastern Minnesota late Sunday night.

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Surface weather analysis 4 a.m. Monday
National Weather Service

As it passed through it brought predominantly light rain showers, and snow mixed in for a few areas.  Winds also turned gusty. 

Monday’s forecast

Under a colder pattern, with winds out of the northwest, Monday morning temperatures are already below average, with 20s north and 30s south. 

Additionally, the winds are still strong, gusting over 20 and sometimes over 30 mph.

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Forecast winds Monday afternoon
National Weather Service

This keeps the wind chill well below the air temperature, and especially Monday morning, that “feels like” temperature is dipping into the teens for much of the state.

Temperatures rise little by the afternoon, with most of the state in the 30s, and parts of central and southeastern Minnesota struggling to get into the low 40s.

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Monday high temperatures
National Weather Service

There is still enough instability to also produce a few flurries around the state Monday, and a couple areas could see light snow showers. No significant accumulation is expected. 

Skies stay predominantly cloudy with a few more sunny breaks north by late morning, and most of the state sees peaks of sunshine by the afternoon. 

Colder weather dominates the forecast through midweek, followed by a nice warmup. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

Programming note

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