StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 66° / Low 37°... Clear and mild tonight. Windy and warmer tomorrow. Rain & t-storms tomorrow night.
Updated Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:37 PM...
We are between weather systems today. As a result, we saw a really nice day, with plenty of sun and highs well into the 60s. This, of course, after some areas of thick fog burned off in our northern and eastern counties this morning.
We are in for a very nice night. look fro a mostly clear sky and lows in the middle to upper 30s.
Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week thanks to strong south winds 15-20 with gusts to 30-35 mph possible. Expect highs in the upper 60s to low 70s for the 1st day of April. With the strong winds and dry air in place, keep an eye on the fire danger tomorrow afternoon as conditions will be near perfect for grass fires.
Tomorrow night, low pressure will track across southern Canada. It will drag a cool front through the area tomorrow night. We should see a line of showers and even a few t-storms form along the front early tomorrow evening over central Minnesota and possibly far northwestern Wisconsin. This line will advance through the viewing area roughly between the hours of 7 PM and 3 AM. I'm not expecting any severe weather with any of the t-storms, but they could produce some small hail or some gusty winds. The threat for t-storms will wind down by late evening, with just general showers expected. Look for a breezy and mild night, with lows in the middle to upper 40s.
Looking Ahead... It will still be mild Thursday with highs in the low 60s and it will still be rather breezy as well. a secondary cold front will blast through the region Thursday evening. This will knock highs back into the 40s for Friday. Partly sunny skies are expected.
Saturday still looks dry, but I had to introduce a slight chance for some light rain showers on Easter Sunday. There could even be some snowflakes mixed in early in the morning as temps start out in the low-mid 30s. High temps both Saturday and Sunday look to be in the mid 50s.
A better chance of rain arrives Monday and could linger into Tuesday as well. After briefly warming into the 50s for Saturday, it appears we will be stuck mainly in the 40s for the start of next week.
Have a great night! -Cory Malles