More like spring, as temperatures tumble Sunday

Sunshine and light winds combined to make it a feel-good day on Wednesday. Let’s repeat that formula one more day!

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There looks to be a better opportunity to reach the lower 50s in southern Minnesota on Friday as a push of milder air gains a little more momentum in the Central Plains.

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A convergence of winds in the mid atmosphere on Friday night and Saturday will result in the development of precipitation. Some of the pecipitation could fall as sleet/freezing rain and snow in northeast Minnesota late Friday night.

The forecast from the NAM delivers a quarter inch or more of liquid precipitation from 1 a.m. CDT Saturday to 7 a.m. CDT on Saturday.

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The NWS forecast from the Duluth office has the details:

Friday Night: A chance of rain or freezing rain after 1a.m.. Low around 29 degrees. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Saturday: A chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46 degrees. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Precipitation continues to track east on Saturday. The most likely time period for rain in eastern Minnesota comes Saturday morning.

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Meteorologists from NOAA NCEP have integrated their talent with the model data and delivered this forecast for liquid precipitation amounts on Saturday.

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A change in the wind ushers in colder air on Easter Sunday. Tempeatures remain steady or fall slightly in the afternoon.

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A chilly wind stirs up the hot dog wrappers at Target Field on Monday afternoon.

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Wind direction, speed in knots. A knot is about 1.2 mph. The long wind barbs are 10 knots. Half a barb is 5 knots.

Expect winds to gust up to 25 mph on Monday afternoon.

Enjoy the next couple of days.

Craig Edwards

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