SLOW LOW: Cooler and Wetter Weather Ahead


Slow moving storms can really stir up trouble. However, our "Slow Low" is going to give us some much needed rain. On the flip side, that rain will linger along with some cloudy skies and well below average temperatures. I guess it's the price you pay for such a long stretch of bright and warm days. The low you see will make a slow journey from Denver to Winnipeg. You could actually take a shorter road trip over the same distance.

The average high this time of year climbs to 60° but we will be lucky to hit 50° by Tuesday. Take a look at the high temperatures that start the weekend compared to where the mercury lands on Tuesday.

This rainfall will be certainly be welcomed by a parched Upper Midwest. Below is what one model is predicting for rainfall. The areas in green will be up to an inch and the areas in blue will fall in the one to two inch range.

To add insult to injury, lows near 32° Tuesday morning means that a few flakes of snow can mix in with this cloudy and wet onslaught. Like I said before, we need the rain and we are about to get it. Below is a comparison of our drought situation going into April compared to the mid-April drought monitor report.

You have to look closely but check out a big improvement in extreme southeastern MN. Lets hope we get such an upgrade for the rest of Minnesota from in next week's drought monitor report.

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