Balmy March: A shot at 60 next week?

Near-record warmth possible by next Tuesday.

Forecast high temperatures Tuesday
Forecast high temperatures Tuesday
NOAA

The March lamb is lounging around Minnesota this year. The lion is nowhere to be found.

March is off and running with unseasonably mild temperatures this year. Temperatures Thursday are running about 10 degrees warmer than average across Minnesota with 50s into southwest Minnesota.

Temperatures Thursday afternoon
Temperatures Thursday afternoon
Oklahoma Mesonet

An even warmer shot of Pacific air is heading for Minnesota starting this weekend. Highs by Sunday and Monday will push the 60-degree mark in the Twin Cities.

Forecast high temperatures Monday
Forecast high temperatures Monday
NOAA

The next warm wave peaks Tuesday. With rapidly disappearing snow cover, highs in the 60s now appear likely Tuesday. And temperatures in the 50s look likely from Fargo to Duluth.

Forecast high temperatures Tuesday
Forecast high temperatures Tuesday
NOAA

The record high for the Twin Cities next Tuesday is 66 degrees last set in the blowtorch March of 2012. Temperatures should cool off a few degrees late next week, but will likely remain above average. The American GFS model suggestion of possible snow late next week appears to be fading.

Stay tuned.

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