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It's true: Minnesota could get some snow soon


We've been fortunate lately, with above-average temperatures making the most recent stretch of April unseasonably comfortable.

But we're going to sink closer to normal here, starting Monday.

Twin Cities region

WCCO says expect nothing higher than low 50s through the entire work week.

Specifically Monday, the National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 48 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of showers, most of it coming after 3 p.m.

During the day expect cooler temps, hitting the upper 40s with winds gusting up to 40 mph in the afternoon. There's a National Weather Service wind advisory in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If the snow comes in the Twin Cities region, it will mainly be overnight, the DNR's climate website says.

Over at MPR, Paul Huttner called any precipitation "renegade snowflakes," saying he didn't expect any real accumulation. No need to wonder where you last left that shovel.

Northeast Minnesota

Across the Iron Range and in the northeast corner of the state, expect high hovering around 40 Monday, with some fairly strong winds mixed in. When the temps drop into Monday night, that could mean up to an inch of snow across parts of the northland.

Northwest Minnesota

Up in the Fargo-Moorhead area, expect similar rain, wind and possible snow.

There's a National Weather Service wind advisory in effect for the region, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., due to northwest winds 25-35 mph, gusting up to 45 mph. In the Devils Lake Basin,we could see 4-6 foot waves.

The high Monday is 44 degrees in Moorhead, with a slight chance of showers starting in the late morning. Overnight, that could turn into a snow-or-rain shower – but even if flakes fall, don't expect any accumulation.

Southwest Minnesota

The one region in the state where snow isn't stated as a possibility.

Expect a somewhat rainy day in the Marshall area, the NWS says, with the high possibly reaching 50 before dropping down to 33 overnight. Winds will be in the 20-25 mph range, gusting up to 45 mph. Overnight lows will hit 33 degrees, with a few sunny-but-windy days on tap.

Southeast Minnesota

In the Rochester area, temps could near 50 degrees – yet a bit of snow could still fall overnight.

NWS says there's about a 20 percent chance of showers throughout the day, with clouds in the sky and winds of 15-22 mph. Strong gusts could make driving difficult for larger vehicles, the service says.

Overnight, there's a slight chance of a rain-snow mix, through about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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