Weather is like real estate. Local local local.
A strong cold front will ease south today from Canada into Minnesota. This front marks the dividing line between cool springtime to the north and a warmer summery air mass to the south. Your weather depends on which side of the front you’re on.
Much of Minnesota will be on the warm side of the front today. A howling south wind will pump in warmer air and push temperatures into the 80’s south of the front. We could see our second 80 degree temperature this year in the Twin Cities today.
The front will sag south on Tuesday. The forecast models sometimes have a difficult time nailing down where these slow moving fronts will stall. The best bet this morning is that southward progress will stop just south of the Twin Cities. That would make the metro about 10 degrees cooler on Tuesday. Northern Minnesota will see 50’s and 60’s.
On Wednesday the front roars back north. It appears the warmest air mass of the season may gush in behind the front. I think we will see some 90’s in southern Minnesota Wednesday, and we could make a run at our first 90 of the season in the Twin Cities Wednesday if everything goes just right.
There will be a chance of isolated but strong thunderstorms as the front passes overhead later today and again Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The best hope for some much needed rainfall this week appears to be early Thursday morning.
We’ll nail down the Memorial Day weekend forecast as the week goes on, but so far it looks pretty decent.
Enjoy the warm up, and watch up in the sky to see the front passing overhead this week!