Quiet weather Sunday, rain/snow mix possible midweek; Impressive snow totals in Wisconsin
Cooler temps midweek, then a rebound
We enjoyed pleasant weather Saturday afternoon.
As I walked through my neighborhood, I noticed that the snow was almost gone from many lawns that are exposed to the afternoon sunshine. People with north-facing lawns still have a lot of snow to melt.
The Saturday high temperature at Minneapolis-St-Paul International Airport was 45 degrees, which is just one degree shy of the average March 25 high in the Twin Cities.
Western Minnesota saw a lot of highs in the 30s, with mainly 40s in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Winona hit 50 degrees.
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Impressive snow totals in Wisconsin
A Friday night/Saturday storm dumped heavy snow on parts of eastern Iowa, northwestern Illinois and southern and eastern Wisconsin.
Here are snow reports received through 5 p.m. Saturday:
There have been some double-digit snow totals in parts of east-central Iowa, northwestern Illinois and southern and eastern Wisconsin.
As of 5 p.m. Saturday, I saw a storm total of 12.1 inches in Madison, Wisconsin. Milwaukee reported 8.9 inches of new snow and Green Bay tallied 14.5 inches.
Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.
Quiet weather Sunday
Our weather will be fairly quiet on Sunday, as a high pressure system moves closer. Northern Minnesota could see a stray sprinkle or flurry Saturday evening and early Sunday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 6 a.m. Sunday to 10 p.m. Sunday:
You can find updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the MPR News network, and on the MPR News live weather blog.
Sunday highs will be in the 20s in far western Minnesota, with 30s from central Minnesota into northeastern Minnesota.
The Twin Cities metro area, southeastern Minnesota and most of western Wisconsin will see highs in the 40s:
Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to reach the lower 40s on Monday, followed by upper 30s Tuesday and mid 30s on Wednesday. Temps rebound later in the week, with highs in the mid 40s on Thursday and upper 40s on Friday.
Twin Cities snow chances?
Some forecast models show a chance of light snow in the Twin Cities metro area late Tuesday night into early Wednesday. The metro area could see a rain/snow mix early Thursday, followed by some periods of rain Thursday afternoon into Friday. Check forecast updates.
The last time that Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport reported measurable snow was one week ago, on March 18. Measurable snow was tallied at MSP on 11 of the first 18 days this month.
You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.