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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
600 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017

A cold front draped over southern Minnesota has created quite the
temperature gradient from north to south across the state early this
morning along with mostly cloudy skies. North of the front, areas
dealt with cool easterly winds with lows down to the 30s. South of
the front, a warmer southerly wind kept lows in the upper 40s to
lower 50s.

The front will steadily lift north in advance of an area of low
pressure currently centered over South Dakota. This low will move
into western Minnesota by this evening then into Lake Superior by
daybreak Tuesday morning. As the low approaches, rain showers will
develop over much of northern Minnesota and possibly down to the
Interstate 94 corridor. With warmer air taking over more of the
state, highs will reach the upper 50s to upper 60s over the southern
two thirds of the state while highs up north will only reach the
upper 30s to upper 40s.

Rain showers will end this evening through the early morning hours
as the low shifts away. Lows tonight will take on a more northwest
to southeast gradient in the wake of the system, with minimum
temperatures into the lower 30s northwest portions while southeast
portions only drop to around 50 degrees.

More widespread and persistent rain is expected on Tuesday on the
backside of the departing cold front along with much cooler
temperatures statewide. Highs on Tuesday will range from around 40
northwest to around 60 southeast. The unsettled weather pattern is
expected to continue through much of the coming week with highs
trending below normal once again and multiple periods where rain and
snow showers can be expected for much of the state.

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