Posted at 2:30 PM on May 14, 2010
by Paul Huttner
Filed under: Springtime
This could be the best weather of the year in Minnesota.
Call it the perfect weekend. Bright sunshine. Mild breezes. Highs in the 70s and lows around 50. No bugs yet. It just doesn't get any better than this. It's a Goldilocks weekend. Not too hot, not too cold. Just right.
Oh, and did I mention it's the fishing opener to boot? Talk about timing.
Our parade of chilly wet low pressure systems is history for now. One more low may clip the Upper Midwest on Monday with a chance of showers, but it looks like the weekend will go off without a hitch.
In fact, our outbreak of spring fever may reach epidemic proportions in the next 7 days.
My read of the upper air pattern is that we've made a significant shift back into a generally warm and mostly dry weather pattern much of the nation enjoyed in April. April was one of the warmest on record for many locations in the eastern half of the USA this year.
Here's a rundown of high temperatures this weekend.