Flowers and 50 today

  • Article by: TIM HARLOW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 13, 2008 - 10:46 AM

Spring is in the air today - outdoors as thermometers will flirt with 50 degrees and indoors at Macy's where the downtown Minneapolis department store's annual flower show is in full bloom.

One of the displays at the flower show at Macy's in downtown Minneapolis.

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Spring is in the air today - outdoors as thermometers will flirt with 50 degrees and indoors at Macy's where the downtown Minneapolis department store's annual flower show is in full bloom.

With the theme "Floranova," this year's extravaganza co-produced by Bachman's celebrates Latino art, music and botanical gardens. Artist David LeBatard designed the show which draws inspiration from Mexico, Cuba, colonial Puerto Rico, Brazilian modernism, the Amazon and South Beach.

Hennepin County Master Gardeners will provide guided tours at 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays and staff a plant information booth from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the same days.

The show runs today through March 30 at 7th Street and Nicollet Mall.

It won't be quite flower season outside today, but a high of near 50 degrees might get you thinking of this year's garden. The warmth will be short-lived as cooler air filters into the Twin Cities Friday through next Wednesday. But no major cold snaps are in the forecast as highs during the next six days will be in the upper 30s to low 40s, the National Weather Service said.

Night time lows will range from 19 degrees on Saturday to low to mid-20s Sunday through Tuesday, the Weather Service said.

Spring officially arrives March 20.

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