Mark Anderson Meteorologist
It is good to see that our winter weather pattern has finally changed across the Upper Midwest. The string of winter storm after winter storm has finally come to an end as we welcome in spring!
We had a pretty decent weekend with some sunshine and temperatures generally in the low to mid 30s. There were a few upper 20s found across northern Minnesota on Sunday. A weak disturbance did produce a few flurries across parts of southern and eastern Minnesota.
A few flurries were also in the forecast for Monday night as a very weak wave of energy pushed across parts of Minnesota. Much the same was found Tuesday night as well.
High pressure will move in on Wednesday and this will allow for some sunshine and warmer temperatures. As the snowpack continues to melt, temperatures will start to trend upward. We should see lots of low to mid 40s on Wednesday and Thursday and then some 50s by the weekend. A few spots in southern Minnesota could even see some 60s by late in the week into the weekend.
Overnight low temperatures should still fall below freezing at times, but this will help with slowing the melting of the snow and help to mitigate widespread flooding. Some rain will be possible over the weekend.
By the way, spring officially arrives at 4:58 p.m. CDT this Wednesday. Congratulations, we survived the winter of 2018-2019!
Weather history: On this date in 1991, records show that “an early-season tornado hits Faribault County from Bricelyn to Wells.”
Weather fact: Did you know that the “damage paths of tornadoes can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long?”
Sunrise: 7:22 a.m.
Sunset: 7:36 p.m.
Normal High: 37
Normal Low: 18
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead: Low 28 High 41
Duluth: Low 29 High 44
Central Minn.: Low 28 High 42
Twin Cities: Low 33 High 47
Rochester: Low 29 High 43
Marshall: Low 28 High 45
Wednesday: Part Cloudy High 42 Low 28 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Temperatures will be mild during the period. We will see lots of 40s and even some 50s by the weekend. Rain chances will return by Saturday into Sunday as well.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 43 Low 29 Winds: WNW 5-10 mph Prec. None
Friday: Partly cloudy and warmer. High 47 Low 33 Wind: S 5-10 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Cloudy, 40% chance of rain p.m. High 50 Low 31 Wind: SE 10-15 mph Prec. .10”-.30”
Sunday: Cloudy, 40% chance of rain. High 50 Low 34 Wind: SE 10-15 mph Prec. .10”-.30”