Wet weather expected in the metro this week

[anvplayer video=”5100617″ station=”998122″]

Rain, possible sleet and wind are in the forecast Tuesday through Thursday this week.

Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow reports wind gusts are expected to increase throughout the day Tuesday.

Rainfall is expected to last through the afternoon and evening, tapering off around midnight, Barlow said.

More rain and possible snow showers are on the way Wednesday and Thursday.

Meanwhile, Meteorologist Matt Serwe says snow and sleet are also possibilities amid the heavy rainfall. He added that snow would likely melt as it falls and said any sleet or snow that would reach the ground wouldn’t be enough to cause issues on the roads.

Looking ahead, Barlow says Minnesota is expected to dry out on Friday and the weekend looks to be brighter and warmer, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s expected.

Read KSTP’s complete severe weather guide here.