Welcome to Minnesota.
Here, we eat Hotdish. We cheer good, but rarely championship-caliber sports teams. We frantically celebrate summers that run on fast-forward. Then, we gather around a big fish pond in late August and talk about what a great summer it was.
It’s understandable if Minnesotans are a little skeptical about spring weather. A week in late April?
Prepare for anything.
Wednesday reminds us that spring in Minnesota can be kind, gentle, and mild. Highs reach the 70s across most of Minnesota on southwest breezes. Bank thermometers could flash 80 again in southwest Minnesota towns like Canby and Marshall.
Whiplash: Saturday snowflakes?
Saturday’s inbound weather system is coming in colder with each successive forecast model run. What looked like a cold rain yesterday now suggest snow may mix in. The latest NOAA GFS model now mixes in snow on the system’s northern edge Saturday.
In theory, there wouldn’t be much accumulation in Minnesota with daytime temperatures in the upper 30s and 40s. In theory.
Stay tuned on this one.
Warmer late next week?
Cool temperatures return into early next week. Signs of milder air filter in again late next week.
Spring in Minnesota? Two steps forward. One step back.