Afternoon Brings Sun, Wind and Melting Snow

Updated: 04/04/2014 3:31 PM
Created: 04/04/2014 12:22 PM
By: Megan Stewart

Despite the latest storm, the weekend ahead looks quiet with sunshine expected to return along with temperatures in the 40s.

The sky will clear, and the winds will subside late Friday night, Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says. As many people were out shoveling Friday, the meltdown of the several inches of snow that fell overnight got underway, leading to slush and puddles.

Winds will begin to pick up, and there will likely be some blowing and drifting - especially in Greater Minnesota; wind gusts of 40 mph could make travel difficult in open areas throughout the day. A winter storm warning continues for portions of northern Wisconsin.

The cities of Crystal and Bloomington have issued snow emergencies, and St. Louis Park enacted winter parking ban rules.

The snow will continue to melt Saturday and Sunday, along with all of next week as a warming trend heads our way. Temperatures in the low 60s are on the horizon by next Thursday, Ken says.

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Slush and puddles will be present as the snow melts Friday.
Photo: KSTP/Nick Tabbert
Sun and windy conditions are expected Friday afternoon following the bog snowfall.
Photo: KSTP/Megan Stewart

Minneapolis/St. Paul

38° | 18°
  • Feels like: 21° F
  • Wind: N 8mph
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Fri Sunny
    37° | 24°
  • Sat Mainly sunny
    46° | 32°
  • Sun Windy with morning showers
    52° | 35°
  • Mon Showers possible in the afternoon
    58° | 39°