By DJ Kayser, filling in for Douglas:
We're now less than a month away from the spring equinox — March 19 — and one thing that I love to see as we get closer is the sun staying in the sky longer each day. Since the winter solstice, we've gained just over two hours of daylight, with almost 10 hours and 47 minutes of sun today. That's approximately three minutes more than Friday! Personally, it's the earlier sunrises I enjoy seeing. I'm an early riser for work, so 9 p.m. summer sunsets aren't my favorite.
The good news is that we will see plenty of that sun as we go through the weekend. Highs over the next few days will feel March-like, topping off in the upper 30s and low 40s. Using the entire Twin Cities record, we average about four days in February with a high of at least 40F. Last year we saw none, but there were five such days in 2018 and 15 in 2017.
Highs will be cooler next week, only reaching the low to mid-20s by Thursday. No major storms are on the horizon anytime soon, but a few light snow showers or flurries are possible Tuesday and Wednesday.