A classic "January Thaw" is underway. The Twin Cities area is set to experience above normal and, at times, above freezing temperatures well into the weekend. The two inch snow depth out on the trails will slowly melt to slush. After a bout of rain (yes rain!) and snow this weekend temperatures will return closer to normal (highs in the 20s) late next week.
The official definition of a January Thaw is a period of unseasonably warm (usually above freezing) weather in mid to late January. The forecast for number of days (including nights) spent at or above freezing (32F) is currently nine. The record stretch is 18 days set in January 1944.
6 TO 10 dAY tEMPERATURE oUTLOOK
Each of the past 16 consecutive months had above normal average monthly temperatures. That's an impressive streak. This January has been trending slightly colder than normal but with the warmer air this week and the 6-10 day temperature outlook (above) indicating above normal temperatures, this month may make the 17th consecutive month with above normal temperatures.
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story