Okay let's start with the good news.
I found a few signs of our wonderful spring around the weather lab this morning. Here are the pictures.
Chinese lilacs bursting at the weather lab this morning.
(Photos by Paul Huttner)
Ducks in the lawn waiting for female duck in the bushes. You fill in the blanks.
Lilacs against a deep blue morning sky.
Rumors of rain:
After a few scattered showers today, a more significant weather system will plow into the Upper Midwest Thursday into Friday. Look for rain to spread from west to east Thursday, and arrive in the metro by late Thursday afternoon or evening.
NOAA rainfall forecast hints at a swath of .50" to 1" liquid.
The good news is that much of Minnesota will see a much needed good soaking Friday.
Snow in May?
It looks like the system will drag enough cold air along to produce some snow on the back side Friday into Friday night. Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin could see accumulating wet snow late Friday into Friday night.
NAM model 84 hour snowfall paints accumulating snow in northern Minnesota.
There may even be a few wet snowflakes in the Twin Cities Friday night.
Nicer for Mom:
Look for improving weather conditions as we head into the weekend. High pressure will mean more sun, and less wind. Temps should top out around 60 degrees by Sunday for mom.
Mother's Day looks sunny and quiet with highs near 60 degrees.