Today's Forecast

This is a pretty big chunk of cold air that's stuck over the Upper Midwest.  Temperatures remained about 10 degrees below average again today with afternoon readings staying in the upper 30s.  Tomorrow is going to be the same story, with highs in the upper 30s once again.  A warm front is beginning to form over western Canada, and that should slide this way for the weekend.  Right now it looks as though highs on Saturday will jump up into the upper 40s, with showers developing along a trailing cold front late Saturday night and early Sunday.  We might even get a thundershower or two, which could give us some significant rainfall for a change.  Temps will cool down for Sunday with morning clouds and showers giving way to some afternoon sunshine.  Highs on Sunday will still be mild, reaching the low 50s early in the day, with cooling temperatures for the afternoon.                   
The Outlook
A wave is expected to develop in the jet stream, which in turn will cause an area of low pressure to form in southern Canada, which should produce a warm front out ahead of it.  Right now it looks as though temperatures will reach the mid 50s Monday, and should get well into the 60s on Tuesday.  The down side is the cool front that usually follows, and this time won't be an exception.  Temps will probably stay in the 60s Wednesday, but then cool a little into the 50s for the rest of next week.  The good news is the rainfall late Tuesday, which could again be rather significant.  At this point, we need all of the moisture we can get.
The Winds
The winds should be northerly at 5-10 mph tonight and southerly at 5 mph on Friday.

The Almanac
Yesterday's high 38
Average high 47
Average low 28
Precipitation Wednesday .00"
Precipitation for the month .48" (- .99")
Precipitation for the year 1.17" (- 1.97")
Snowfall this season 32.1"

The Records for Friday
Record High 75 in 1946
Record Low 5 in 1921
Sunrise & Sunset
7:03 AM & 7:34 PM
Have a great day!
Meteorologist Dave Dahl

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Minneapolis/St. Paul

38° | 18°
  • Feels like: 28° F
  • Wind: NNW 13mph
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Fri Sunny
    37° | 24°
  • Sat Mainly sunny
    46° | 32°
  • Sun Windy with a few clouds
    50° | 35°
  • Mon Mainly sunny
    56° | 39°