Rain Arrives Later Tonight and Continues Tomorrow
The Weekend Looks Dry
Published Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:54 PM
Good evening. We are watching an area of low pressure and strong cold front slowly pushing into western Minnesota. Ahead of this front, temperatures were in the 50s and 60s. Behind the front, temperatures are only in the 20s and 30s! Moisture being pulled into the front has produced an area of scattered showers. Most of the rain has stated well west of the area. However, as we head through the evening look for scattered showers to move in from the south and west. It will be a mild night as lows only fall into the middle and upper 40s to near 50.
Expect periods of rain Friday. Rainfall totals look to range from one-quarter to maybe three-quarters of an inch. This should have only minor impacts on the ongoing high water on area rivers. Our high temperatures will occur in the morning. Most locations will hold around 50 during the morning then fall into the upper 30s to lower 40s by late afternoon.
Periods of rain will continue into tomorrow evening. With colder air filtering in, we could see a brief period of rain and snow or all snow, especially in areas north of I-90 and in higher terrain. Any snow accumulation should remain less than a half inch. The mixed precip should end late, with skies eventually becoming partly cloudy. Temperatures will tumble into the 20s tomorrow night.
Looking ahead… the weekend looks dry under partly to mostly sunny skies. Look for highs in the upper 40s Saturday. They rocket to near 60 Sunday as warmer air ahead of our next storm system gets pumped into the region. Our next weather maker arrives Monday, bringing a chance of showers. Temperatures will top out in the middle 60s. By Tuesday, we can expect highs well into the 60s, with a few spots approaching 70. However, we’ll have to deal with scattered showers and t-storms. That next system will then swing a cold front through the area late Tuesday. This will cool temperatures back to near 60 Wednesday, then into the lower to middle 50s next Thursday and Friday. With the exception of a lingering shower Wednesday, the last half of the week looks dry.
Have a great night. –WKBT Cory Malles