The River Bottoms trail was tacky before a foot of snow fell in Savage on Wednesday. In late March snow can't linger for long. The sun is getting higher in the sky and just about as strong as it is in late September.
What the trails need now is an extended period of dry, windy weather to firm up the singletrack. Unfortunately, a soggy rain/snow mix Saturday will further delay trail openings.
Wind: A few gusts could top 20 mph on Sunday but 5-10 mph will be the rule through early next week. Around Wednesday-Thursday, however, wet & windy weather returns to the area. There is even the potential for thunder depending on storm track.
And winter isn't dead yet. Much colder air will revisit Minnesota in the early days of April. The 8-14 Day Temperature Outlook indicates well below normal temperatures April 3-7. Hang in there, spring and solid singletrack will be here before you know it.
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