Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMPX 191216
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
600 AM CDT WED APR 19 2017
A potent low pressure system developing over the central Rockies
will slide east through the Plains today on its way into the Great
Lakes by midday Thursday. Rain, with a few embedded thunderstorms,
will develop over much of western portions central and southern
Minnesota later this morning then quickly spread into eastern
portions this afternoon and evening. Some of the thunderstorms in
far southern Minnesota may contain small hail or gusty winds.
The rain will persist for much of the night in central and southern
portions of the state while northern portions will have scattered
rain and snow showers overnight through Thursday morning. The
precipitation will gradually diminish through the day tomorrow as
the low pressure system ejects into the Great Lakes region. Rainfall
totals may eclipse one inch for many locations in central and
southern Minnesota. High pressure will then fill in behind the
system for Friday, resulting in dry conditions.
A weak cold front will drop through northern and central portions of
Minnesota on Saturday, possibly producing a few isolated rain
showers up north but nothing significant. High pressure then returns
for Sunday, again resulting in dry conditions.
Highs will hold in the 40s and 50s today and tomorrow then climb
into the 50s and 60s through the weekend.