Too cool for tornadoes. There, I just ran out of silver linings. Jacket weather continues, more or less, into the weekend, but milder days are on tap for next week, in fact we may be savoring 70s by Tuesday. I'm oddly OK with that.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.