Cold, bright Wednesday; windy with rain, snow, thunder developing Thursday
We’ll have sunshine and light winds Wednesday
Temperatures will be 15 to 25 degrees colder than normal Wednesday with sunshine. Rain, snow and even thunder in far southern Minnesota develops Thursday afternoon; the first of two rounds of wintry precipitation into early Saturday.
Cold Wednesday; breezy and warmer Thursday
It’s a frigid start for the end of March across the region early Wednesday. We’ll see cold sunshine through the day with temperatures of 15 to 25 degrees below normal. Highs will range from around 30 in southeast Minnesota into the upper teens in northwest Minnesota.
Winds increase Thursday as warmer air returns ahead of the approaching storm system. Winds will increase to 10-20 mph from the southeast.
High temperatures Thursday will be in the 40s across southern Minnesota.
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Two rounds of moisture develops Thursday into early Saturday
Rain, and snow develop across central and northern Minnesota Thursday afternoon with the possibility of thunderstorms in far southern Minnesota Thursday evening.
This first round of precipitation will bring a coating of snow to northern Minnesota.
We’ll have a bit of a break Friday morning before a second round of precipitation fills in with a wintry mix turning to snow for southern Minnesota Friday night.
Here’s a look at total expected snowfall Thursday into early Saturday, including both rounds of snow:
Beyond the storm system, we have a shot at our first 50 degree reading finally Sunday and Monday in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota. It will be the latest 50 in 22 years.