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WEATHER: Above average temperatures & some showers this week

Our February thaw is underway; we could even see some rain on Mon

MINNESOTA, USA — As the mercury soars for the 30s for much of this week, our February thaw is underway. There will be a good deal of cloud cover most days, so this should be a slow melt; however, there could still be some refreeze on those sidewalks as temperatures dip to the teens and 20s overnight. We will still find overnight lows falling to the single digits in far northern Minnesota.

Sunday's afternoon temperatures will return to the 20s and 30s with a mix of sun and clouds for the day. The winds will be light from the northwest at 5-10 mph.

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Temperatures will be fairly steady in the 20s for the day while wind chills run in the teens and lower 20s.

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We do have a chance of seeing some rain and snow on Monday as a weak disturbance moves across the region. Stronger winds, additional cloud cover and warmer temperatures will be coming along on Monday too.

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Snowfall accumulations will be hampered by mild temperatures and the potential for rain mixing with snow at times, especially around the Metro area and central Minnesota. Here is a preliminary look at snowfall totals on Monday.

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The trend will be for temperatures to continue to hit the 30s through Thursday with a dip in temperatures behind our next storm system. There is at least some risk of refreeze each morning with overnight lows in the 20s. 

There is a stronger storm system showing up in the forecast models for Thursday; however, there is still a good deal of uncertainty with its forecast track and impact on the region. This is something we will continue to watch and bring you updates.

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