March is a wild month and back in the middle of it, the 15th to be exact, we hit the big 7-0! As we end the month and begin April, we will make another run at the 70s and we have a pretty good chance of seeing them. A big area of warm weather out west, which resulted in 50s for Alaska, will be pulled into our neck of the woods through mid-week.
Those 70s you see above will be ahead of a cold front that will not only put an end to our good times temperature wise, but also give us our first significant chance of thunder so far this season.
The last time the thunder rolled in the Twin Cities was back on September 20th, when we soared to a high of 77°. Those were the last thunderstorms of the season as we went into our wintertime convectional hibernation. If those rumbles come to life this Wednesday, it will mark 161 days since we last heard thunder in the Twin Cities. Below is a model graphic showing the greatest chance of supercell storms, highlighted in the orange shaded areas, across Kansas, Oklahoma and extreme southwestern Iowa.
The chance of anything severe this week is extremely low but that will gradually change as we head deeper into spring.
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