Rain returns; Fishing Opener looks amazing

Here comes the next wave of rain.

The second and final low pressure system this week is making a move on Minnesota today. Rain showers will spread northward from Iowa today and reach into the metro this afternoon and northern Minnesota by this evening.

This next system does not look quite as potent as Tuesday’s, but should produce .25″ to .50″ in many locations.

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It looks as if this may be the last significant low pressure storm to hit Minnesota for a while. After a blustery chilly Thursday, it appears the sun will return by Friday afternoon.

Fishing Opener forecast looks great

This weekend will feature the kind of weather anglers (and resort owners) dream of.

As high pressure builds in expect generally sunny skies and milder temperatures. It looks like temperatures will be near 70 this weekend, with lows in the 40s north to near 50 south.

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The Minnesota Climatology Working Group has a great summary of fishing opener weather in Minnesota.

Late May heat wave?

There are signs in the medium range forecast models that temperatures could rise to summer like levels in the next 10 days. A big dome of upper level high pressure could cause a build up of heat in the Midwest, and send very warm air north into Minnesota and Wisconsin by the weekend of May 22nd.

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Early indications are temperatures could be well into the upper 80s if the models verify. A shot at the first 90 of the year in Minnesota or Wisconsin is not out of the question.

The overall pattern looks much warmer and drier over the next two weeks. If we can get through the next 48 hours, you’ll enjoy the warm up in store as we move through the weekend.

PH

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