Rain, snow, ice and wind develop across Minnesota Tuesday; storms southeast

Rain, snow, ice and wind develop across Minnesota Tuesday; storms southeast

Updated at 9:30 am

Snow will continue to pile up across central and northern Minnesota Tuesday morning with rain from north to southern Minnesota. Wind gusts increase late in the day to near 35 to 50 mph higher up the North Coast. Central Minnesota to the North Coast could see freezing rain.

A wintry mess of rain, snow and ice Tuesday through Wednesday across much of the state

Precipitation will continue to pile up Tuesday morning across Minnesota with snow expanding into central and northern Minnesota and rain moving into southern Minnesota.

Rain is forecast until 10:00 PM Wednesday

NOAA via Main Weather

Where temperatures will be below freezing, freezing rain will develop Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

Expect possible ice accumulation Tuesday through Tuesday night

National Weather Service

There is also the threat of some isolated severe weather in southeastern Minnesota. The main threat is that a few storms developing this evening could produce large hail:

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Possible severe weather forecast: A slight risk of large hail in a few thunderstorms in southeastern Minnesota Tuesday evening

National Weather Service

Strong winds will increase late Tuesday into Wednesday with some areas experiencing gusts over 50 mph.

Winds are expected to be gusty late Tuesday through Wednesday

NOAA via Main Weather

Snow totals will be limited in central Minnesota, where a wintry mix of cold rain and snow along with snow will reduce snowfall amounts. Northwest Minnesota will see the most significant snowfall as it winds down Wednesday night.

Snow is in the forecast for Tuesday through Wednesday

National Weather Service

Colder, then warmer this weekend

After the storm system, it will be quite cold with temperatures averaging 10 to 25 degrees below normal on Thursday. Thursday’s highs will mostly be in the 20s and 30s, but we’ll see some sun from the south to the north.

High temperatures are expected on Thursday

National Weather Service

Temperatures rise Friday into the weekend with much milder readings from Saturday and Sunday. It’s looking more and more likely that we’ll see our first 60 for southern Minnesota that hasn’t seen them yet.

Maximum forecasts on Saturday

National Weather Service

Most models agree, too, on bringing the first 70-degree readings to southern Minnesota sometime next week. Here’s one such scenario from the European model for next Thursday (April 13):

Highs forecast by next Thursday?

European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting via Main Weather

So stay in Minnesota. We have a messy storm, but then comes some real spring weather!

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