One More Wave of Heavy T-storms (local flooding possible; severe risk eases)
June 10, 2012 — 10:57pm
One More Surge of Strong T-storms. NWS Doppler at 10:56 pm. The severe threat is easing across the metro (except for far east metro and western Wisconsin). The first batch of strong/severe storms is now pushing out of the metro area; one more wave of heavy T-storms is pushing through, capable of frequent lightning and torrential rain, capable of some 1-3" rains - watch for street/basement flooding through midnight.
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Clouds increase today and a light mix is possible Tuesday into Wednesday. A more significant period of rain coupled with mid-40s will accelerate snow melt later this week, and models hint that a cold rain may end as wet snow next weekend. Keep a shovel handy just in case. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Our well-timed sunny streak continues into most of the weekend with temperatures above average. Today's forecast calls for showers of green beer set against a royal-blue sky. If everything goes just right we should hit 50F. We cool off early next week; just a generic cool front before another warm-up the latter half of next week.
Our blue sky vacation spills into the weekend with temperatures trending above average for a couple days. 50F will feel surprisingly good. We cool off next week but I think we're done with arctic air now; we'll see a few more nights in the teens and 20s, but going forward the air probably won't hurt your face. A light mix is possible by Tuesday, but nothing deserving of the word "storm" is shaping up the next 1-2 weeks, just a couple inches of slush for far southwest Minnesota on Friday as a storm tracks south of the state.
I can't promise 70s and flip-flops, but 50F looks increasingly likely over the weekend with some sun both days - nearly 10F above average. Snow will continue to melt, and in spite of a little rain-snow mix on Monday I don't see any accumulating snow looking out into next week. The meltdown continues, but I still suspect we're running a good 2 weeks behind 2017. Spring is coming, but it's in no particular rush this year.
Yes, it's still cool out there, although today will be milder than average for March 14 and upper 40s may delight by Sunday. That said, there's every indication a cool bias will hang on through the end of March. No big storms in sight - the pattern looks fairly quiet for March. Nothing like Boston, digging out from 1-2 feet of snow. Remind me not to complain about a cool breeze.