Updated: 04/27/2014 10:25 PM
Created: 04/27/2014 3:58 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart
Expect a cool and wet week ahead, before a much anticipated warm up.
KSTP meteorologist Dave Dahl said temperatures will run about 15 degrees below average at least until midweek. Heavy rainfall, which is expected to fall in the metro through Monday, could cause some smaller creeks and rivers to rise and create some spot flooding.
More than 2 inches of rain fell in the Twin Cities by 10 p.m. Sunday, 1.3 inches fells in Mankato and 1.1 inches fell in Rochester.
Strong wind was pushing ice off Mille Lacs Lake Sunday. A few homes were damaged and part of Highway 169 in Crow Wing County was blocked for about an hour.
Monday will be much like Sunday with clouds, wind and periods of rain and thunder. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s, with winds 15 to 25 mph.
Some strong thunderstorms are possible just south of the Twin Cities along the Minnesota and Iowa border Monday afternoon. Otherwise it will be cloudy with periods of rain and thunder Monday night in the metro, with lows in the 40s by Tuesday morning.
Dave said timing is everything, and this coming weekend is shaping up nicely.
“We should get closer to average in the temperature department by Saturday, with highs in the 60s, and even though there could be a few showers Saturday night, Sunday should turn out pretty nice as well. “
He said highs the following week should be much warmer, “I think we'll be able to say goodbye to the 40 degree highs after this week is over, and since that means we'll be into May, it'll be about time for us to close the chapter on what's been a pretty cool spring so far.”S
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