Unsettled stretch of weather rest of the week, and a big cool-down

Here’s your Monday evening forecast for October 23, 2023 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Wren Clair

Good evening! Today was a continuation of the beautiful fall weather last weekend. Tonight brings some changes our way, with increasing cloud cover overnight. We end up with mostly cloudy skies overnight. This evening and overnight showers are possible across far northwestern Minnesota closer to a cold front. Late overnight tonight past midnight and before sunrise, showers and storms enter southern Minnesota lifting northeastward, staying mainly south of I-94. Small hail and gusty winds are possible. A few showers are possible during tomorrow morning and midday.

Storm chances Tuesday are more likely by the afternoon and Tuesday evening/night. The rain and storms tomorrow afternoon and night are mainly for central and southern Minnesota into Wisconsin. Isolated strong to severe storms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening, with hail being the main threat. Rain chances Wednesday are slight, with rainfall likely overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Most of central and southern Minnesota into Wisconsin, has a shot at 1 to 2 + inches of rainfall from tonight into Friday morning.

Mainly cloudy skies hold tonight into the weekend forecast, with temperatures taking a BIG tumble during the day Friday. Most of the day Friday looks to be in the 30s north of -94, and mid to low-40s across central and southern Minnesota. A wintry mix of rain and snow is possible both Saturday and Sunday. We could see our first flakes of the fall, but I’m not anticipating any snowfall to stick in the metro. That being said, northern Minnesota could have some snow stick to the ground this weekend.

Have a wonderful night!