Southern Minnesota rides the edge of a light but icy wintry mix overnight.
What's happening to the precip? Very dry east winds will continue to limit the amount of precip that we see cross the border out of IA and into MN tonight. Minimal amounts of wintry precip expected around Fairmont has allowed us to cancel the advisory for Martin county. #mnwx pic.twitter.com/41ZFYm3jcD
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) March 16, 2018
Minnesota’s weather looks favorable for the upcoming St. Patty’s Day weekend. High pressure builds in, and that means sunny skies and mild afternoons. Highs in the 40s will be common Saturday. Temperatures will push the 50 degree mark from the Twin Cities north and east.
Localized pine tree effect and downslope winds will likely produce 50s again along the North Shore and in the forests of northern Minnesota.
Temperature hit another minor speed bump early next week, then recover.
Minnesota Winters: Losing our icy reputation
This piece in The New York Times confirms what we’ve known in Minnesota for a few decades now. These are not your grandparents Minnesota winters anymore. 23 of the past 30 winters in Minnesota have been warmer than the 20th century average.
— NYT Climate (@nytclimate) March 16, 2018