Updated: 03/21/2014 7:58 AM
Created: 03/20/2014 7:32 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart
Temperatures on Friday morning are above 32 degrees in most areas, so a slippery commute shouldn't be a major issue, Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says. There may be some slick spots in places, but for the most part plain rain mixed with sleet is expected.
Winds will be the bigger story and may gust as high as 40 mph later Friday afternoon. The strong south wind will switch to the north by the evening, and much cooler air will be blown into the area, Ken says.
After 10 a.m. Friday, KSTP.com Meteorologist Dave Dahl says there could be some lingering snow in the northern suburbs. Central Minnesota could pick up another inch or two of snow, but otherwise we can expect sunshine with a chance for rain showers in the afternoon Friday in the Twin Cities. There is a chance for brief snow showers in the evening in the Twin Cities metro, but nothing heavy is expected.
You will want to grab a heavier jacket Friday morning; Dave said temperatures will be cooler in the morning, but the high will end up near 43 degrees.
The unseasonably-cold weather for March continues for the weekend, with highs in the mid-20s Saturday. Sunday will be cold with lows falling to near 10 degrees by Sunday morning. The high will be in the mid to upper 20s Sunday.
Thursday of next week is Dave’s “Bright Spot” with highs in the low 40s