Posted at 4:26 PM on April 22, 2011
by Paul Huttner
Filed under: Winter/spring 2011
The weekend is here, and the weather will gradually improve as we head toward Easter Sunday.
Next wave of rain tonight:
The next wave of rain is on schedule this Friday evening. Scattered showers are rolling through tonight. Temperatures in the 40s will mean precip will stay mostly rain...in spite of more erroneous suggestions by the NAM yesterday that some of the precip could change to snow overnight tonight.
Overall rainfall totals look to be between .10" and .35" in most areas tonight. The rain may be a factor in tonight's Twins game at Target Field.
Saturday should start gray and damp. A few lingering showers may pop up at times, but rainfall totals should be light. There may be a trend toward brighter skies and peeks of sun as the day wears on. Temps should rebound into the 50s.
Easter Sunday (sunrise 6:14am) still looks like the best day of the weekend at this point. Mostly sunny skies should be the rule, with temperatures making the low 60s by mid afternoon.
Next week: Spring takes hold?
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb
April is a promise that May is bound to keep. ~Hal Borland
Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb
In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain
These quotes kind of sum up our stunted spring this year in Minnesota, don't they?
Spring has a way of creeping in slowly at this latitude, and it looks like next week may be the week we can all say..."finally, spring!"
Weak high pressure will linger into Monday, and it looks like 60s may hang around with some sun. A storm system finally appears ready to miss Minnesota to the south Tuesday...leaving us with mixed clouds & sun and temps holding around 60 again.
It appears the weather will warm dramatically by Thursday & Friday (upper 60s to low 70s?)...with a growing thunder threat Friday before we transition into a somewhat cooler & showery weather patten next weekend.
Enjoy or improving weather picture over the next week!