Weekend Outlook: Brighter by Sunday

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Twin Cities NWS weather story highlights weak low pressure that could bring rain and mixed precip Saturday night.

Our sunny and mild weather streak will hit a little speed bump this weekend, then kick right back into high gear next week. A fairly weak low pressure system will slide through Minnesota from the west this weekend. This will bring more clouds Saturday, along with some spotty rain (yes rain!) and maybe some freezing rain Saturday night.

In general it looks like precip amounts will be less than .25″ for many areas.

Skies should brighten Sunday afternoon s the system pulls out. We may rebound to 40 degrees again Sunday afternoon.

Next week looks mild again. Early week sunshine should boost temps back into the 40s. A chance of rain may slide in by Wednesday.

El Nino: Early spring?

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The latest El Nino monthly discussion has El Nino holding strong in the tropical Pacific through spring. It’s tough to paint a sure cause and effect, but it’s possible that El Nino influenced atmospheric circulation patterns are playing a role in our current weather mild and dry weather pattern. If this continues for the next 4 to 6 weeks, we could have an early spring in the Upper Midwest.

Let’s hope so!

PH

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