Cold and windy Monday; sun returns Tuesday

A cold start to the week and relatively dry through the week

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Wind gusts Monday
NOAA via pivotal weather

Monday won’t be quite record cold but pretty chilly. Highs will be in the 40s and 30s with blustery northwest winds still. Tuesday brings sunshine and lighter winds again.

Not quite record cold Monday

Record cold high temperatures Monday range from 28 in International Falls to 37 in the Twin Cities for April 25th. Forecast highs range from 30 to 41 respectively, still top 10 coldest for the date.

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High temperatures Monday will be near records for some
National Weather Service

Winds will also be blustery still Monday from the northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 25 to 40 mph. Winds should subside Monday night into Tuesday.

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Winds will remain blustery Monday
College of DuPage Weather

Tuesday will bring the return of sunshine but it will still be a good 10 degrees or more below normal.

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Overcast yet Monday but clouds clear into Tuesday
College of DuPage Weather

Highs will mainly be in the 40s with still some pockets of 30s in the northeast. Southwest Minnesota could see some low 50s.

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High temperatures Tuesday
National Weather Service

More moisture later in the week

We finally will see a midweek without a big, soaking storm system! We will see, however, a more minor disturbance move through quickly Thursday touching off a few rain showers (snow showers north).

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Showers are again possible Thursday
College of DuPage Weather

Beyond that, Saturday — the last day of April — looks to go out wet. We’re closing in on 3 inches of precipitation in the Twin Cities (2.96 inches is where we stand) after the weekend and Saturday may put us over the top. Duluth and Grand Marais have seen 3.48 inches (liquid equivalent). Of course, much of that has fallen as snow. That’s nearly double their normal April precipitation. In Duluth they’ve had over 19 inches of snow.

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Potential forecast rainfall amounts Friday night into Saturday
NOAA via pivotal weather

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