MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Monday will be even warmer than Sunday, but winter isn’t quite over yet in parts of Minnesota.
Meteorologist Lisa Meadows says the Twin Cities hit 60 degrees Sunday, which is the warmest day in more than four months. The metro will enjoy an even warmer day Monday, with a high of 63 degrees.
Mankato’s high may even reach closer to 70 degrees. Much of northern Minnesota will be in the 40s, with the Arrowhead dropping into the 30s.
Despite the extra warmth in the southern half of the state, Monday will be mostly cloudy, with chances of some passing drizzle.
Due to snow melt, the National Weather Service has issued flood warning in northwestern Minnesota, specifically in Clay and Marshall counties, which includes much of the Fargo-Moorhead area. The warnings are in effect through Thursday.
A wet weather system will start moving into Minnesota late Monday, with most of the precipitation occurring early Tuesday morning. It will begin as rain before transitioning into slushy snow later in the day.
“The western edge of the precipitation looks to line up between the west metro and Alexandria. Areas west and north could see the snow mix in a tad earlier than the metro,” Meadows says. “For [the metro], it is looking to be Tuesday night.”
The metro should end up with an inch or less of precipitation, while an accumulation of slush is possible. Northern Minnesota will see more accumulation, with a 30% – 70% chance of 2 or more inches of snow stacking up by Wednesday.
Meadows says temperatures will drop midweek but stay close to average, and dry, through the weekend.
Source: CBS Minnesota