When average is good: Pretty nice weekend ahead for Minnesota

Abundant sunshine, near-average temperatures, and light winds this weekend.

GOES 16 satellite loop Friday
GOES-16 visible satellite loop Friday
College of Dupage Weather Lab

Call it solar therapy.

Friday’s abundant sunshine was good tonic for the cloud-weary Minnesota weather soul. Temperatures responded to our more powerful spring sunshine with 50s to near 60 degrees across most of Minnesota.

Temperatures Friday afternoon
Temperatures Friday afternoon
Oklahoma Mesonet

This weekend’s weather features a nice combination for early spring. Abundant sunshine, light winds, and near-average temperatures. This will be a pretty nice weekend for mid-April.

Highs Saturday reach the 50s across Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Saturday
Forecast high temperatures Saturday
NOAA

Highs Sunday push the 60-degree mark in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota. But northwest Minnesota feels the first breezes of next week’s cool front with highs in the 40s.

Forecast high temperatures Sunday
Forecast high temperatures Sunday
NOAA

Cold front Monday

Monday brings another swipe of brisk air to Minnesota. Highs Monday hover in the 30s north and 40s south.

Forecast high temperatures Monday
Forecast high temperatures Monday
NOAA

Freezing overnight temperatures linger early next week. Here’s a look at lows Tuesday morning.

Forecast minimum temps Tuesday morning
Forecast minimum temps Tuesday morning
NOAA

The average date of the past 32-degree temperature at MSP Airport is April 25.

Temperatures moderate later next week. Highs again push the 60-degree mark in many spots by next Thursday.

Forecast high temperatures Thursday
Forecast high temperatures Thursday
NOAA

Our spring is here. But prolonged warmth is reluctant.

Enjoy our beautiful early spring weekend.

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