Below-normal temps, some snow showers; larger system late this week

Temperatures will continue to be cool with a coating of snow late Tuesday for some

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Forecast high temperatures Monday
National Weather Service

Below-normal temperatures will continue to prevail this week but so will a slow thaw. Snow showers will bring a coating of snow to central and northern Minnesota Tuesday into Tuesday night. A larger storm could bring more rain and snow Thursday into Saturday.

Quiet Monday; snow coating for some Tuesday

We’ll have a decent, quiet Monday with a mix of high clouds and sunshine. High temperatures will be below normal still, ranging from the low 40s in the southeast to just the teens in northwestern Minnesota.

A quick moving clipper system will bring snow showers to much of Minnesota midday Tuesday into Tuesday night.

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Forecast precipitation 4 a.m. Tuesday through 4 a.m. Wednesday
College of DuPage weather lab

Snowfall accumulations will be light with a coating of snow for many places.

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Forecast snowfall through Wednesday
National Weather Service

Cooler midweek; larger storm late week

Wednesday will be cooler behind the Tuesday clipper with below freezing high temperatures nearly statewide, which is not particularly common in the final days of March.

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Forecast high temperatures Wednesday
National Weather Service

A larger, prolonged storm system develops Thursday into Saturday with two main rounds of snow.

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Forecast precipitation 1 p.m. Thursday through 1 a.m. Saturday
College of DuPage weather lab

The first round of snow will be possible across northern Minnesota late Thursday.

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Forecast snowfall scenarios for late Thursday into Thursday night
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

The second round is more uncertain with possible snowfall somewhere in central Minnesota or southern Minnesota into Iowa late Friday. We’ll also see rain during the daylight hours, especially south.

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Forecast snowfall scenarios for late Friday into Friday night
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather