Saturday, March 31, 2012

Will the Twin Cities see 80 degrees Sunday?

Clouds and southeast winds on Saturday locked temperatures across much of Minnesota into the upper 40s and 50s.  Where the sun did peak through in the southwestern part of the state, temperatures climbed into the low 60s.  If we do see peaks of sun, which is looking slimmer and slimmer by the hour, we could get temps between 55-60.  No sun means temps in the low 50s.


The possibility of 80 degree temperatures on Sunday has been in the conversation the last few days.  Since it appears winds will stay from the southeast as opposed to the south with some clouds present in the afternoon, MSP and southeast Minnesota wouldn’t see the full benefit of the warmth.  I tend to agree with the European solution on the temperature profiles for Sunday.  Much of southern Minnesota will see 70s, with 80s not making a grand appearance.


There could be a few stronger storms as we head towards the end of the day Sunday into overnight Monday with a frontal passage.  Storms with hail (“hailers”) will be possible, but the overall threat of severe storms is quite low.  We just don’t have the instability present (lack of moisture) for an outbreak.

Credit: Storm Prediction Center


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