Midweek soaker? Waves of rain, snow forecast Tuesday into Friday

Sunshine Monday with showers developing west to east late Tuesday

Forecast total precipitation Tuesday through Friday night
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Expect partly cloudy skies, lighter winds and highs in the 30s and 40s on Monday. Showers develop Tuesday afternoon in western Minnesota and spread east overnight into Wednesday. The state will see waves of rain into Thursday with snow developing in the northwest.

Dry, bright Monday; winds rise again Tuesday

Monday’s a quiet weather day and may be Minnesota’s only dry day this week. We haven’t said that in months in the Twin Cities. Highs will be in the 40s south and 30s north Monday afternoon.

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Forecast high temperatures Monday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

While winds will be lighter Monday, the wind increases again Tuesday as our next storm system develops and warmer air moves north again.

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Forecast wind speeds Monday into Tuesday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Tuesday will be milder with above-normal temperatures returning. Highs will be in the 50s south and 40s north.

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Forecast high temperatures Tuesday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Soaking storm brings rain, snow to Minnesota

We’re in for a needed soaking, finally. Showers will start to develop Tuesday afternoon in western Minnesota and spread east by Tuesday evening overnight into Wednesday. We’ll have periods of rain with some thunder through Thursday.

Colder air will transition the rain to snow in northwestern Minnesota Thursday. By Friday, most of the state will also see all snow.

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Forecast precipitation 12 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Saturday
European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecasting via pivotal weather

The best chances of significant snow (more than 4 inches) is in a swath across northwestern and northern Minnesota Thursday into Friday night. Farther south, there is a chance at a coating of snow, but more likely to be an inch or less.

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Snowfall probabilities for Thursday into Friday night, via Canada's Global Environmental Multiscale model ensembles.
Environment Canada, via Pivotal Weather

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