Rain Showers Expected Sunday, Winter Weather Could Return Monday

March 03, 2018 11:12 PM

Temperatures are expected to be mild during the day Sunday, however, rain showers are expected to make their way through the state, according to KSTP Meteorologist Sam Ryan

Ryan said a light drizzle is expected overnight into Sunday. He said by the evening that drizzle will turn into rain showers.

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Even with the rain, temperatures on Sunday are expected to be in the mid-40s.

On Monday, winter weather is expected to return.

Ryan said the showers from Sunday are expected to turn into snow sometime Monday morning.

According to Ryan, areas north of the Twin Cities could see more than 6 inches of snowfall. The rest of the metro and southern Minnesota could see between 1 to 4 inches.  

Because of the snow, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Minnesota and Wisconsin counties. The watch goes into effect at 6 a.m. Monday and expires 24 hours later.

The counties impacted in Minnesota include Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wright counties. The counties impacted in Wisconsin include Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk and St. Croix counties.

Ryan expects the storm to exit the state Tuesday morning.

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