Isolated thunderstorms possible Monday, more widespread rain Tuesday in Minnesota

It should shape into a really pleasant week of weather in Minnesota.
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It's shaping up to be a rather pleasant weather week in Minnesota, with Tuesday being the only surefire wet day in the five-day forecast period. 

Here's what the National Weather Service is forecasting for the Twin Cities this week: 

  • Monday: Sunny, windy and 76 degrees with isolated t-storms late. 
  • Tuesday: Cloudy and 71 degrees with rain likely. Low severe risk. 
  • Wednesday: Early showers give way to sunny, breezy conditions and a high of 67. 
  • Thursday. Sunny and 71 degrees. Perfect. 
  • Friday: Sunny and 76 degrees. Perfect again. 

Here's the simulated future radar of the NAM 3KM model (GIF may not load in all browsers) for Monday and Tuesday. You can see that storms Monday are very isolated, with more widespread precipitation developing Tuesday afternoon. 

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Storms that develop Monday are not expected to be severe, and any that fire up Tuesday have a marginal risk of producing high winds and hail, although those storms should be few and far between and confined mostly in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota, according to the Storm Prediction Center

day 2 outlook

Beyond this week, the Climate Prediction Center is calling for below normal temperatures and mostly normal precipitation for the majority of Minnesota for the next couple weeks. That could mean an abundance of nice days ahead. 

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