Get ready for another ride on the Minnesota temperature roller coaster.
Temperatures will swing wildly over the next week in Minnesota. We start with a warming trend Friday and Saturday. Highs will reach the 40s once again as mild Pacific air blows in on breezy southwest winds Friday.
Saturday brings a massive temperature contrast across the Midwest. Highs will reach the 60s as close as Kansas City. But temperatures will hover in the teens around Grand Forks. You could play golf, or carve ice sculptures within a day’s drive of the Twin Cities Saturday.
Sunday morning snow?
Some forecast models zip a weather system through Minnesota early Sunday morning. NOAA’s GFS paints a quick-hitting snow zone in southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Overall forecast models suggest lighter snowfall totals, with the concept of 1 to 3 inches seeming plausible at this early time.
Thaw next week
Thursday’s forecast maps for next week are not quite as bullish on the magnitude of mild air next week. But they still pump highs into the 40s for next Tuesday.
Overall the next one to two weeks still favors milder than average temperatures.
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