Well, you knew that wouldn’t last forever. Southern Minnesota enjoyed the first 70s of the year Tuesday.
But balmy spring air masses are fleeting at 45 degrees north latitude in early April. The only thing between Minnesota and the Arctic Circle? A barbed-wire fence at the Candian border.
Shades of blue dominate the weather map upstream from Minnesota once again today. The balmy yellow, orange, and red hues we enjoyed yesterday retreat southward.
Brisk northwest winds kick in once again today. Winds gusts over 40 mph sweep western Minnesota and the Dakotas late today.
Thursday morning freeze
Thursday morning brings sub-freezing weather once again to most of Minnesota.
The average date of the last 32-degree temperature at MSP Airport in spring is April 25. We’re clearly not there just yet.
Chilly through next week
Our colder northwest flow pattern persists into next week.
Saturday looks like the best day this weekend for any outdoor activities.
Sunday night snow?
Most forecast models suggest a system could be cold enough for snow somewhere in southern Minnesota Sunday night.
Today’s forecast model trends have shoved the bulk of the snow south of the Twin Cities. The Canadian model is typical, suggesting a dusting in the Twin Cities with potential accumulating snow in southeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin late Sunday into Monday.