We are technically in meteorological winter, but it feels more like March. With a constant flow from the Pacific Ocean and a jet stream that continuously pushes storms well north into Canada, Minnesota is experiencing a winter on hold.
Even with an unusually warm outlook, we can still expect the coldest day of the year to fall somewhere in mid-January. The coldest times of the year often lag behind the shortest days. This is because the land and lakes retain some of the sun's energy, releasing it slowly over time. In other words, the land and lakes (and therefore the atmosphere) take longer to respond to the decrease in sunlight that we see around the winter solstice (med-December).
Sprinkles on Saturday will be about the only precipitation we will see over the next 7 days. Could cool down in 2 weeks, but no big snowstorms brewing just yet.
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