February has brought us a lot of low overcast, that’s for sure. At my house, the last mostly sunny day was two and a half weeks ago. Today will be quite different with partly to mostly sunny skies after some early-morning eastbound clearing. Scattered afternoon clouds should be about 2 miles up.
Temperatures will be pleasant for February. Afternoon highs will be mostly in the low 30s from the Twin Cities to Mankato and Rochester. Upper 20s will be the order from Redwood Falls to Brainerd to Duluth, Grand Rapids and Ely. Northwestern Minnesota will be a bit cooler with mid 20s around Bemidji.
Our next chance of snow will come in the form of an Alberta Clipper from the northwest beginning tomorrow afternoon. A couple inches of snow is likely across the northern half of Minnesota by tomorrow evening. The best chance of three inches could be around Brainerd to Mille Lacs. In the metro area, I expect up to an inch of white.