Spring has been largely disappointing, with an unusual number of gray, chilly, windy days - but the pattern is about to shift and you should get some mileage out of shorts and T-shirts next week with consistent 70s, even a few 80s. The approach of warmer air will set off a few showers and T-storms today but we should slowly dry out over the weekend; Sunday probably the brighter, milder day.
The week begins on the cool side Monday with highs only in the 50s and a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures slowly moderate through the week, with highs finally around average by the Fishing Opener weekend. Rain chances will move back in late this week into the weekend. - D.J. Kayser
Mother's Day will be a relatively cool and cloudy day in the Twin Cities with highs about 10F degrees below average. Across the state, highs will mainly be in the 50s but stuck in the 40s along the North Shore. Warmer weather awaits as we head toward the middle of the week. - D.J. Kayser
Another brilliant day of weather is expected across the state Monday, with a high around 80F and sunshine in the Twin Cities. Rain chances will increase Tuesday through the end of the week, but we could use the rain - we saw the fourth driest first half of May on record at MSP. - D.J. Kayser
Expect a dry sky Sunday and Monday, followed by a firehose of heavy showers and T-storms Tuesday into Thursday with some 1-3 inch rainfall amounts possible. Drought insurance. Temperatures approach 80F every day this week with mid-80s possible next weekend. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Isolated showers and thunderstorms linger today, especially St. Croix River Valley and western Wisconsin. There should be enough spurts and squirts of sunshine for low 70s, with a light walleye chop, falling barometer and hungry fish. Sunday looks sunnier and warmer with a few days above 80F next week, and potentially July-like warmth the weekend of May22-23. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
As we head into Mother's Day weekend, highs remain below average in the upper 50s - a far cry from that 87F last Saturday at MSP! Clouds will be on the increase today ahead of some afternoon and evening showers across southern Minnesota. Mainly cloudy skies are expected Mother's Day Sunday with again a few afternoon showers possible. Click for more details. - D.J. Kayser
For those celebrating Mother's Day outside this weekend (or wanting to get outside on Friday), all you may need is a light sweatshirt in the afternoon hours as no precipitation is in the forecast with highs in the 50s and low 60s. Click for more details, including the new 30-year averages for the Twin Cities. - D.J. Kayser
After morning temperatures once again in the 30s across many locations, we'll see fairly sunny skies help our temperatures climb into the low 60s for highs Thursday. For those looking toward Mother's Day Sunday, the weather looks to be quiet. Click for more details. - D.J. Kayser
According to Pollen.com, pollen levels will high to medium-high levels over the next several days, which means that if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you'll want to keep taking the allergy meds for now.
Bright sunshine will fill our skies today, but a cool northerly breeze may have you reaching for an extra layer on your late afternoon walk. Another batch of rain slides across the southern half of Minnesota late Wednesday. Sunshine returns once again Thursday and Friday, but the weekend looks a bit unsettled. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
After a very warm weekend, the week ahead will feature temps that are more typical for mid April. Areas of light rain will linger today, followed by brighter skies on Tuesday and Wednesday. Another round of showers arrives Thursday, but the heaviest appears to sail south of us. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Say so long to the 80s for now. Temps cool a bit today with scattered showers and storms possible through the second half of the day. Keep in mind that our average high at this time of the year is in the mid/upper 60s, so temperature readings through the week ahead will be a bit cool for early May. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Mother Nature injects a sunny spring in our step today with highs near 80F under a partly sunny sky. Showers bubble up Sunday ahead of the next inevitable cool front with a run of 50s and 60s next week; cooler than average once again. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Soak up relative warmth over the weekend, because I'm still seeing an unusual number of cool fronts on the weather models into the second week of May. The march to summer warmth is never a straight line. Exhibit A: 2021. Enjoy low 80s Saturday because 60s return next week, possibly 50s for highs by the second weekend of May.
Through the first part of the week we are tracking an area of low pressure passing south of the state. This will continue to bring some rain (and storm) chances to us in the Twin Cities, with snow and freezing rain possible up north at times. Click for more details. - D.J. Kayser
A gray start leads to slow clearing this afternoon, with a metro high closer to 50F. No need to apply sunscreen anytime soon. Counter intuitively, a surge of milder air sets off a smear of rain and wet snow Sunday. With temperatures above 32F Sunday roads should be mainly wet with a coating of slush on some metro lawns, maybe a couple inches west of MSP. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Maybe this is payback for a relatively mild, snow-free March and mid 80s in early April? Not sure, but a Minnesota spring is often volatile and tenuous. Friday showers give way to another ill-timed weekend cool front, but milder (wetter) days lie ahead next week.
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.