Cool Weekend But Spring Stages a Mild, Wet Comeback Next Week

Too cool for tornadoes, too warm for blizzards, no river flooding, so yes - on some level I'm relieved we aren't dealing with weather drama. It's cool out there but all the weather models we examine show a more significant warm front next week, along with some 1-2" rains by midweek.

Cool Monday With More Clouds Than Sun

April 19
Behind the cold front that moved through Sunday, we will see temperatures 10-20F degrees below average across the state Monday. In the Twin Cities, we should see more clouds than sun throughout much of the day. - D.J. Kayser

Mild Sunday; PM Cold Front Approaches!

April 17
Much of the day Sunday will be dry & mild in the Twin Cities, but a cold front approaching from the Northwest will bring areas of rain and snow to the region during the PM hours. Temps turn MUCH cooler on Monday and Tuesday.
Paul Douglas
April 16
Pleasant April Weekend Ahead - Some Elevated Rivers Due To Recent Rains

Pleasant April Weekend Ahead - Some Elevated Rivers Due To Recent Rains

No rain is expected in the Twin Cities this weekend (until Sunday Night) with plenty of sun and highs in the 50s/low 60s. While recent heavier rains have helped ease the drought situation across the state for now, some rivers are now approaching flood stage. - D.J. Kayser
Paul Douglas
April 15

In Search of Spring - Late April Warming Trend

A Minnesota spring can be a painful path toward warmth, an atmospheric roller coaster ride. Case in point: 2021. After a balmy, promising, almost June-like start we are seeing the inevitable cool correction, one that isn't over yet. But there is (lukewarm) hope on the horizon.
Paul Douglas
April 12

Weather Models: A Few Slushy Encounters

The pattern looks March-like into next week with a few showers today, ending as a slushy mix Tuesday. Plowable snow is expected over the Red River Valley. ECMWF spins up another slushy event roughly one week out, but I'm not panicked (yet). Check the blog for more details. Todd Nelson
Paul Douglas
April 10
Clouds Stick Around Sunday, With Rain Chances Returning Sunday Night Into Monday

Clouds Stick Around Sunday, With Rain Chances Returning Sunday Night Into Monday

While the clouds are sticking around (for the most part) through the second half of the weekend, at least we are getting a break in the rainfall department after about an inch and a half of rain this past week. However, precipitation will return to the Twin Cities to begin the work week. - D.J. Kayser
Weather
April 9

Saturday

Saturday
Paul Douglas
April 8

Raw Friday - Chilly Relapse Next Week With Slushy Possibilities Tuesday

It's been a soggy week (but your lawn is loving it) and skies should dry out in time for a seasonably cool weekend. Jackets return much of next week with a slight slush risk on Tuesday, but models suggest another inevitable surge of milder air later in April.
Paul Douglas
April 5

Record Warmth Today; Followed By PM Severe Threat

A flawless Easter weekend gives way to a shot at 80 degrees later today. A swarm of thunderstorms tonight signals the arrival of slightly cooler air Tuesday. A southern storm spreads a pinwheel of rainy spokes into Minnesota late Tuesday into Saturday. ECMWF predicts 1-2 inch rainfall totals by Saturday, and 3" isn't out of the question south/west of MSP. Wednesday and Thursday appear to be the two wettest days right now. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Paul Douglas
April 3
Quiet, Warm Weather For Easter Sunday - Heavier Rain For The Work Week

Quiet, Warm Weather For Easter Sunday - Heavier Rain For The Work Week

Last year it snowed 6.6" of snow on Easter Sunday. This year? It should be fairly sunny with highs in the mid-70s. However, we are watching the potential for some strong storms Monday Night and heavy rain for the middle of the work week. - D.J. Kayser
Paul Douglas
April 2
A Pleasant, Warm Easter Weekend

A Pleasant, Warm Easter Weekend

For once, we don't really have any weather to track heading into the holiday weekend. Very pleasant weather is expected, with a few more clouds for Easter Sunday vs. Saturday. Highs will be in the 70s - a far cry from the 6.6" of snow we saw last Easter! Click for more details. - D.J. Kayser
Paul Douglas
April 1

More May Than April: First Taste of Summer Arrives This Weekend

A run of 70s in early April? Maybe it's "fake spring" but who cares? By Easter Sunday and Monday temperatures will be roughly 90 degrees warmer than they were back in February. We are probably due for an early glimpse of summer.
Paul Douglas
March 28

Very Warm & Very Windy Monday Ahead

Monday's surge of warmth will be accompanied by wind gusts as high as 40 mph. The greater the swing in temperature, the faster the winds have to blow. As quickly as the mercury mellows today, it'll tumble tomorrow, holding in the 30s midweek. 60s return by late week and NOAA's GFS model insists we'll see 70F again next week.
Paul Douglas
March 28
Drier, Sunnier Sunday - Quite Warm And Windy Weather Awaits Monday

Drier, Sunnier Sunday - Quite Warm And Windy Weather Awaits Monday

I have no doubt it's going to feel like a temperature roller coaster the next several days, with highs in the low 70s Monday but then the upper 30s Wednesday. The good news is that Sunday will be drier (and sunnier) than Saturday, with highs a few degrees above average. Click for more details - D.J. Kayser
Weather
March 26

Soggy Saturday, Sunny Sunday & 70s on Monday?

March 2021 has been a warm and somewhat soggy month for us. Minneapolis is running nearly +9 degrees above average, which is the 8th warmest on record. We're also more than 1 inch above average in the precipitation department with more rain expected today. Sunday will be the brighter, better day of the weekend with above average temps once again. A windy Monday could feature our first 70 degree high of the year! Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Paul Douglas
March 25

A Fine Friday Followed by a Soggy Saturday

We'll have a fine Friday with mild temps and filtered PM sunshine. Saturday will be a bit soggy, Sunday will be the brighter day of the weekend. 70s may be possible in early April. Spring is here! Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Paul Douglas
March 24

Looking Better For an Early Spring This Year

The drenching rains are over, now comes a welcome dose of cool sunshine, with temperatures continuing to trend milder than normal into next week, and well beyond
Paul Douglas
March 21
Partly sunny and not as windy Monday - Heavier rain expected Monday Night into Wednesday

Partly sunny and not as windy Monday - Heavier rain expected Monday Night into Wednesday

We'll see a calm start to the work week Monday with highs climbing into the mid-50s under partly sunny skies. A longer-duration system moves in Monday Night, lasting into Wednesday, bringing the potential of 1-2" of rain along with it and some snow for portions of the state. Click for more details. - D.J. Kayser
Weather
March 21

Mild Winds Give Way To Soaking Rains

Strained sunshine lures the mercury close to 60F this afternoon. South winds may gust to 40 mph at times. But I'll fixate on alack of bugs, allergies and humidity. As much as an inch of rain may douse the area Tuesday & Wednesday, ending as slush up north. Weather models predict plowable amounts near Brainerd and the Arrowhead. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Paul Douglas
March 19
Nice weather for the first day of Spring Saturday

Nice weather for the first day of Spring Saturday

Spring starts at 4:37 AM Saturday, and it will certainly feel like the first day of Spring with highs in the upper 50s and mainly sunny skies. Gusty winds are also expected, and there is a fire danger across the state. Click for more details. - D.J. Kayser
Paul Douglas
March 18

No-Bug Weather Bliss Into Sunday AM - Slushy Possibilities Next Week

The bugs have yet to get a text reminding them how amazing Minnesota is, so we can enjoy brilliant sunshine without distractions for the next few days. A touch of April lingers into Sunday before another inevitable correction next week. Don't pack away the driveway stakes just yet.
Paul Douglas
March 16

The Joys of March: Digging Out, Then Warming Up

We have experienced our quota of weather drama for the week. Now comes the melting and warming - a definite rerun of spring is merely days away.
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