Our warmest temperatures so far this year are setting the stage for a potentially stormy night. A line of storms will develop from the Twin Cities through southern Minnesota this evening and carry with it a chance for severe storms to develop.
While the air on Wednesday feels like the deepest, most miserable part of winter — the kind that settles into your bones as though setting up shop for the long term — there are a few signs of impending spring in the air.
No matter where you went Tuesday it was not hard to find people outside, trying to squeeze in whatever warm weather we have left! From the tranquil parks to the busy city streets, it seemed like everyone was taking their lunch break outside.
Sunday was the perfect day to get out and thaw out a little bit. With temperatures reaching the 60s in much of the metro, it was the nicest day of the year so far.
Good news — this week is shaping up to have some nice, toasty temperatures. The bad news? That means storms are likely, as well.
The warmer-than-usual winter left nine Midwestern states with their warmest March on record, and in Illinois the first three months of the year were the warmest three winter months since 1895.
We hit 57 degrees in the Twin Cities on Saturday. It felt great. It was well above our average high of 45 degrees.