Wild weekend ahead: Cold Saturday, Warm Sunday

- Like many other things in life, it’s all about location location location. Persistent clipper systems will keep the Upper Midwest very active for the next few days, but that’s not all bad news.  One of these clippers will drag a warm front through part of the area Sunday which will give us a brief break from the cool conditions.  We start out chilly though clippers dragging cooler air into the region early Friday and then again early Saturday…

This will kick up the winds for both days sending wind chills into the 20s for many of us.  Once these little moisture starved storms go by us though, a third clipper will tap into some warmer air out of the intermountain west and quickly push it into parts of Minnesota.  This warm bubble of air will move in quickly, but unfortunately won’t encompass the whole area…

At the moment, it looks like this warm front will go no further than just north and east of the metro, leaving part of our area under the clutches of the early spring chill.  Because of this, a HUGE temperature contrast will develop area wide…

Parts of southwest Minnesota could top 70 degrees Sunday afternoon, but areas to the northeast from Duluth down to Hayward Wisconsin may struggle just to get to the freeze mark.  That’s a 40 degree temperature spread in just over 200 miles!  And because the metro area is so vast, there could easily be a 10 or 15 degree spread from say Stillwater to Chanhassen or Jordan.  So like I said before, it’s all about location! Regardless what happens Sunday, we all are quite cool next week as highs sit in the 40s and low 50s for the foreseeable future.

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