With the recent record-setting warmth most of the soil across southern and western Minnesota has lost frost down to 6-8 inches. There is an even deeper layer of frost that will take more time for our trails to thaw out.
A spit of rain on Monday signals the passage of a cool front that will bring noticeably cooler conditions next week. Still no big storms in the short-term forecast.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, light rain. H: 55 Wind: NE 10-15
Monday Night: Lingering sprinkles. L: 28
Tuesday: Sunny, cooler. H: 45 L: 19 Wind: NW 10-15
Wednesday: Seasonable. H: 46 L: 33 Wind: NE 5-10
Thursday: Slightly warmer. H: 48 L: 39 Wind: SW 15-20
Friday: A few showers Friday night. H: 49 L: 34 Wind: NW 10
Saturday: Much cooler. H: 43 L: 28 Wind: N 10
Sunday: Jacket weather. H: 44 L: 30 Wind: N 10
Elusive El Nino: The Climate Prediction Center has recently announced that an El Nino episode is now underway. Springtime in Minnesota tends to be drier and warmer during times of warmer ocean waters in the central Pacific Ocean. Is our recent warm/dry spell courtesy of El Nino? Hard to tell since this current El Nino may be too late and too weak to have any significant impact.
Winter Misery Index: Pete Boulay of the Minnesota State Climatology Office has updated the Twin Cities Winter Misery Index. The rating for this winter season (2014-2015) is 52 points, no where near the 207 points last winter.
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