Weather Forecast


Winter isn't over yet: Snow showers in forecast

It's not likely to look quite like this Monday, but snow is back in the forecast. (Carolyn Lange / Tribune file photo)

WILLMAR — A warmer-than-normal start to April is taking an abrupt shift back to winter-like weather with an inch of snow in the forecast Monday for portions of west central Minnesota.

Rain that moved across the region Sunday is expected to continue and turn into snow Monday afternoon as temperatures hover in the 30s.

Accumulations of snow could range from a dusting to several inches.

According to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, the forecast for the Willmar area calls for an 80 percent chance of precipitation Monday with new snow accumulation of less than a half-inch.

It will be breezy, with a north wind of 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.

More rain is expected Monday night before turning back to snow early Tuesday morning with less than a half-inch possible.

It should start to warm back up with a high near 52 predicted for Tuesday and a high near 60 degrees on Wednesday.