April showers bring May flowers.
*Though the rain was not heavy, it was enough to wet streets, windshields and give the Twins grounds crew a run for their money during the first rain showers at Target Field today. It looks like they passed with flying colors as the game went off without a hitch. It only took a few minutes to quickly spruce up the muddy pitcher's mound in mid-game.
*Rainfall totals are generally light today. Stop and start showers have laid down only a few tenths of an inch for the most part.
*Tuesday's rain put the Twin Cities just slightly above average for April so far. We are still running about an inch below average since March 1st.
PRECIPITATION (IN) Average/(Departure from average)
MONTH TO DATE 1.08 0.93 (0.15)
SINCE MAR 1 1.77 2.79 (-1.02)
SINCE JAN 1 2.97 4.62 (-1.65)
*The cool front spawning the showers will stall briefly tonight just southeast of the Twin Cities. That will keep the focus of showers running generally from about Albert Lea and Rochester to Red Wing and the southeast metro over to Menomonie and Rice Lake. A second wave riding along the front may trigger a few more showers in the metro overnight and into early Thursday morning.
*High pressure will build in as we head toward the weekend. Look for a cooler breeze and some gusty winds from late Thursday through Friday.
*The weekend looks spectacular at this point. As high pressure settles in, look for plenty of sunshine and high in the 60s with lows in the 40s in southern Minnesota. Up north highs may hold in the upper 50s with lows in the 30s. It should be a great weekend for getting some of those spring yard chores off the "to do" list.
Enjoy the return to glorious weather as we head toward the weekend!