After two of the hottest days of the year in the Twin Cities this past weekend, it’s going to feel a whole lot like fall over the next two days. The culprit: heavy rain that will start to move into the metro by late Tuesday morning.
Monday was the comfortable one with low humidity and temperatures peaking below average in the 70s. Tuesday will be the average one with highs climbing into the low 80s with a southeast wind blowing 10-15 mph.
We are locked in cool, northwest flow. These temps are average for around April 20 — not late-May.
We have an upper-level area of low pressure positioned over the Dakotas to thank for this dreary and cool start to the weekend!
It had been nine days since we last felt the 70s. Tuesday’s high of 73 cracked that streak and brought many smiles around town.
It will be a little cooler than average this weekend, and try to remember what April showers bring.
We are still suffering from drought conditions across the state and into western Wisconsin. So, any rainfall at this point is welcome rainfall.
It was all about the strong wind , and we finally received some much needed rain Friday.
It could be worse. It could be a snowy Easter. Or a bitter cold one. Instead the greatest weather factor will be the wind.
We are living weather history once again. It looks like this will be the warmest March on record.
The steering winds are beginning to send some actual precipitation our way. It has been a tame winter to date, with 18 inches of snow and only three nights below zero here in the Twin Cities.
It has been a mild and dry February, and I don’t see any big changes in the near future.
It looks like the big storm that dumped more than four feet of snow on parts of Colorado will miss us to the south.
We have been melting away our snow with temperatures well above average. The wind is quite light, and that allows the low-level moisture to hang around in the form of fog.
We finally have some snow coming our way. It isn’t a large storm, but we will take what we can get this winter.
We tied a daily record high of 49 degrees in the Twin Cities Monday. The previous high mark was set back in 2002.
On Wednesday we were 4 degrees shy of matching the daily high of 41 degrees set back in 2007.
Our Friday will feel fairly average for this time of year with a high around 27 degrees and a chance of some flurries.
We warmed to 40 for the first time this month Monday. Not record heat by any stretch, but a good ten degrees above average for this time of year.
The wind will make if feel below zero Thursday morning. There will be a secondary cold front dropping south as the day progresses. This is the leading edge of the coldest air yet this season.
We have just lived through the driest autumn in Twin Cities history. This goes back over the past 141 years.
November has been dry and warm, so why not end it that way. The last day of the month will be the warmest of the next several days.
On average, November and December are our cloudiest months. We are living up to it these days.
We’ve only received a trace of snow so far in the Twin Cities. That is about 5 inches below average for this time of year. We won’t gain it all back in one storm, but we will see some snow.
We start our Thursday with the coolest air since late March. At least the wind will be lighter, but the teens feel cold.