The warmest day ever in Minneapolis/St.Paul in January was 58 degrees on the 25th 1944. While conditions won't get quite that warm this weekend, we will make a run at 40 degrees Saturday. Warm enough for massive trail closures this weekend!
This January thaw quickly turns into a deep freeze come early February. In addition, a winter storm looks to threaten the area Tuesday-Wednesday of next week. The blizzard potential is high with this storm and bears some watching in the days to come.
Areas in red/orange indicate significant snow melt. The Dakotas have certainly seen rapid melting, whereas the Twin Cities only minor melting.
Increasing Snow Chances Next Week
The next major winter storm to track across the county will target the Central Plains and Midwest. A strong pressure gradient will result in high blizzard potential with the storm. Good news for fatbike snow lovers, not good news for travel.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story