Minnesota weather can be like the stock market. Some days are up. Some days are down. Temperature charts this week look like a sustained bull market.
Temperatures soared from the low 20s early this morning into the 40s and even 50s across the Upper Midwest Tuesday afternoon. Minnesota is at the tip of a mild Pacific air mass with temperatures into the 60s this afternoon not too far southwest.
The rest of this week features highs in the 40s for much of Minnesota, with a few 50s in the now snow-free areas of western Minnesota.
First 50s this weekend
The Twin Cities will likely enjoy the first 50s of this year by this weekend. Highs may even get close to 50 degrees in northern Minnesota by Sunday. And it looks like the 50s may hang around for a few days next week. Your local Dairy Queen may be busy.
Snow going fast
Our powerful March sun angle and mild breezes are doing a number on areas with thinner snow cover this week. You can even see the snow melting from space in this short 90-minute GOES-16 visible satellite loop Tuesday afternoon.
The Twin Cities NWS reports 5 inches of snow cover as of early Tuesday morning. That will likely be down to near zero this weekend.
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