Your favorite local National Weather Service office came out with this graphic this morning depicting what can happen in April (as if we needed reminding, huh?).
The text accompanying the graphic read as follows:
Northwest flow will continue the unseasonably cold and dry weather pattern through Tuesday night. Temperatures will average 15 to 20 degrees below normal. This cold pattern will end Wednesday as winds become more southwest and usher in a more mild air mass. An active weather pattern will take shape into the weekend, with light precipitation chances late Wednesday into Thursday, and again Friday and Saturday. A stronger system is taking shape for the start of next week. At this time, temperatures appear cold enough for the possibility of a mixture of rain and snow late Sunday and Monday, with a better chance of snow across central Minnesota. It is too early to pin point snowfall accumulations, and even if snow will be the dominate precipitation type. However, a wetter pattern for the Upper Midwest is likely.