Posted at 5:46 PM on November 4, 2010
by Paul Huttner
Filed under: Weekend
This weekend looks like a "perfect 10" for early November. It could also be the best weekend for the rest of the year. It may be a short Indian Summer this year...but at least we'll get a taste over the next few days.
After a frigid start Friday morning featuring the coldest temps so far this season in Minnesota, A ridge of high pressure will push milder air into Minnesota this weekend.
Both Saturday and Sunday look to feature plenty of sunshine and rapidly rebounding temperatures after cool mornings.
With plenty of (albeit weaker) November sun, temperatures will rebound nicely into the 50s this weekend and on Monday. Enough mild air will filter in by Sunday and Monday that some bank thermometers could flash 60 degrees both Sunday and Monday afternoon.
Average highs this weekend are around 45 degrees for the metro and southern Minnesota, and upper 30s to near 40 up north. Temperatures should run 10 to 15 degrees above average by Sunday.
Enjoy the coming warm spell; it looks like a strong northwest flow in the upper atmosphere will emerge later next week. This will likely bring a family of cold fronts surging south from Canada in the next 7 to 14 days.
Here's some advice form your friendly neighborhood weatherman. Take full advantage of the milder weather this weekend!