Warm weather continues for a couple more days, then a lot of rain

Here’s your Saturday evening forecast for April 13, 2024 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Matt Serwe.

A cold front comes through tonight, turning winds to the northwest. It will be a little cooler and less blustery Sunday, but we keep the sun and highs in the mid 70s around the metro. The next large storm system comes out of the Plains Monday night into Tuesday. Western Minnesota might have a few showers and storms late on Monday, then the remainder of the state will see widespread rain on Tuesday. More wrap-around showers are possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning before the low pulls to the northeast.

This is going to be a great, soaking rain for Minnesota and Wisconsin. 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible in most locations from Monday night through Wednesday. The potential for severe storms is low, but there could be a couple of stronger storms near the Minnesota-Iowa border on Tuesday. Once the rain moves out, northwest winds will drop temperatures below average for the second half of the week. Temperatures stay in the 40s most of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons.