Posted at 6:58 AM on May 14, 2009
by Craig Edwards
There is another warm front-cold front combination in the short term weather picture for Minnesota. We have a very chilly start to your Thursday with wind chills in the 20s in northern Minnesota after highs in the 60s to lower 70s Wednesday afternoon.
Milder air will attempt a come back on Friday stirring up showers and isolated thunder as the warm air overrides the cooler air. Expect the best chances for rain-count on it-in northern Minnesota late Friday morning and into the afternoon. South winds up to 20 mph shift to northwest as the cool front charges into the region Friday night.
Stiff northwest winds add a chill to a cool Saturday, Be careful if you are taking to the lakes for some fishing.
Frost is possible as far south as St. Cloud on Sunday morning. Temperatures will slowly recover into the lower 60s by late Sunday afternoon.
A warming trend commences on Monday. Check out Paul's previous blog about the excitement of a May warm-up.
SPC logged twenty-three reports of twisters yesterday. Wednesday's storm reports
Posted at 4:05 PM on May 14, 2009
by Paul Huttner
The weather map today looks more like April.
You can feel the chilly breeze today as temperatures struggle to climb out of the 30's in northern Minnesota. With clear skies and lighter winds, temperatures will drop to freezing tonight across much of the northern half of the state. Even those newly planted tender veggies in gardens in the outer metro suburbs may get nipped tonight.
You might think frost would be unusual this late in May. It's not. Frost has occurred as late as May 24th in the metro. The average frost free (safe) dates in the Brainerd area are between May 29th and June 4th. Around Tower and Embarrass it may still get frosty as late as June 25th.
The cool weather pattern will bring a shot of frost to areas north of the metro tonight. Another shot will come Saturday and Sunday morning. Then the warm up begins!
It looks as if 80's are headed our way for next week.
From heat to tuning up the air conditioning in 48 hours. Only in Minnesota.
Enjoy the warm up!