Football weather Sunday, stormy week ahead for Minnesota

Minnesota will be on the train tracks for storm systems this coming week.
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Just in time for the Vikings' season opener, football weather will be in the air as temperatures struggle to crack 60 degrees with a chilly rain for some in southern Minnesota. 

The forecast calls for showers and a high of 60 in the Twin Cities, which should make those tubs of chilly, chips and dip and Octoberfest beers go down even better than they usually do. 

But the taste of fall quickly exits and is replaced by muggier and stormier weather during the work week. 

  • Monday: Showers, storms and temps in the 60s, low 70s
  • Tuesday: Sunny with temps nearing 80
  • Wednesday: Chance of storms, highs in the 70s
  • Thursday: Wet and 75
  • Friday: Clearing, but windy with temps in the 60s

Overall, the National Weather Service is predicting copious amounts of rainfall, with upwards of four inches possible over the next week for some Minnesotans. 

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"The final details will differ, but a widespread 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected over the next week. As a reference, average precipitation for the entire month of September is around 3 inches," the weather service notes. 

Storms Monday afternoon and evening could bring large hail and damaging winds to parts of southern Minnesota, although widespread severe weather is not anticipated. 

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The better chance for severe storms in parts of southern Minnesota looks to be Wednesday, as the Storm Prediction Center has already outlined an area that could have conditions favorable for potent storms. 

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All in all, this looks to be an active pattern for the coming week and perhaps longer, as the GFS computer model continues to pound Minnesota with storm systems for at least two weeks. 

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