The National Weather Service forecasts rain beginning late Monday and temperatures plunging to the mid-30s that could make for snowfall on Wednesday, May Day. The Pioneer Press reports a half inch could accumulate.
The newspaper notes that the dramatic temperature change – a nearly 50-degree drop from Sunday's high of 81 is expected – will be matched this week only by Minnesotans' sour moods.
KARE 11 doesn't see snow in the forecast, predicting rain and a low of 44 degrees Wednesday (and lower 30s Thursday and Friday). WCCO calls it "wet flakes" Wednesday. One weather model suggests snow will fall Friday, MPR's Updraft blog reports. Paul Douglas at the Star Tribune agrees: "Wet snow could mix in by Friday. Excuse me while go I yell at the weatherman."
MPR has good news: Temperatures in the 70s will be back next week.