A sort of "virtual atmospheric Canadian vacation" visits Minnesota this weekend as Canada's weather pushes south. Sweatshirts replace beach blankets for now. (Even the quarterback wore long sleeves at training camp.) Furnaces and wood stoves will fire in northeast Minnesota. The Tall Ships Festival in Duluth will have a decidedly Nordic feel. Frost in the cooler nooks and crannies of northeast Minnesota like Embarrass and the Boundary Waters? Not out of the question.
A severe thunderstorm watch continues for southern Minnesota until 9 p.m. tonight.
A cool front sweeps through Minnesota today bringing scattered thunderstorms...then a noticeably cooler and refreshing air mass. From three days in the 90s with high humidity last week to three days in the 70s with lows in the 50s this week? Welcome to "summer" in Minnesota.
The metro's longest dry streak since March 19-29 comes to an end this weekend. Low pressure is sliding east from the Dakotas, and scattered rain and thunder return to Minnesota.
The Weather Lab awoke to some pretty alarming wording from NOAA's SPC today highlighting the risk for another "Linear MCS" or Bow Echo rumbling across southern Minnesota later today and tonight. Looking at the variables, I agree there is a good chance for some severe storms later today.
As Minnesotans continue cleaning up from the most widespread damaging wind event in several years, the next wave of rain and storms is already moving north.
Umbrellas, rain coats and wool socks are still in vogue. If your grass isn't green enough, or growing fast enough how about another shot of rain?
Our latest "winter" storm in spring is moving into Minnesota tonight. Winter storm warnings are in place from the Twin Cities metro area to Duluth and into northwest Wisconsin. Heavy snow is expected tonight, with snowfall totals from 4-8 inches or more in the metro area by early tomorrow morning.
Our latest April "winter storm" is in full gear in Minnesota today. Get the latest snowfall reports and storm trends here as the storm rages.
Looking at the weather maps these days is like being an air traffic controller. Just guide the next storm in.
If you're in the "more winter please" crowd there is something for everyone in the forecast. The next 48 hours will bring rain, sleet, ice, snow and even some thundersnow to parts of Minnesota.
Welcome to a Minnesota March weekend. One day teases spring with sunny skies and temps pushing 40 Fahrenheit. The next? Everything is coated with ice, rain and melting snow creates 10,000 new lakes in the streets, and slushy snow is piling up.
Friday morning brings the coldest morning of the year to many Minnesota locations.
The most serious storm in two years will dump over a foot of snow and bring blizzard conditions to much of the upper Midwest through Thursday night.
Is this the "new normal?" The Ides of December should be delivering snow to the Twin Cities. This year it looks like a rainy weekend mix.