Decreasing clouds Tuesday with a big warmup coming

Conditions will be mostly dry until Friday for most

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Forecast temperature anomalies (departure from normal) Thursday. Some records could be broken.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Updated 8:45 a.m.

Clouds will decrease Tuesday in the wake of Monday night’s weak clipper system. Highs will be mostly in the 30s. Much warmer temperatures are ahead for Wednesday and Thursday.

Clouds decrease Tuesday; much warmer Wednesday, Thursday

A fresh coating of snow fell for many places in central and northern Minnesota into western Wisconsin late Monday into Monday night.

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Snowfall analysis over the past 24 hours
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Most places saw less than 1 inch of snow, although there were several spots that picked up around 1.5 inches. The Twin Cities officially saw nine-tenths (.9) of an inch of snowfall at the Minneapolis-St. Paul international airport. Duluth picked up seven-tenths (.7) of an inch.

The snowfall in the Twin Cities was more than we saw in all of November!

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Metro area snow totals from Monday and Monday night
National Weather Service

Tuesday will be slightly warmer than normal, in the 30s for most, with decreasing clouds. Winds will be from the northwest at 6 to 12 mph. 

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Forecast highs Tuesday
National Weather Service

Wednesday will see some sunshine with much warmer temperatures pushing into the state. We’ll see widespread 40s in southern Minnesota with some low 50s southwest.

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Forecast highs Wednesday
National Weather Service

Thursday looks to be the day that temperatures top out at near-record levels for some. Highs will be above 50 in southern Minnesota, 20 to 25 degrees warmer than normal.

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Forecast highs Thursday
National Weather Service

A clipper system moves across northern Minnesota Thursday night into Friday. It will bring some rain and snow showers, and also a trailing cold front that will drop temperatures to more seasonable levels (20s and 30s) for the weekend. 

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Forecast precipitation 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Saturday
NOAA via pivotal weather