Hopefully you enjoyed the warm sunshine today as we’re in for a bumpy weather ride for the remainder of this week and into this weekend. While the rest of this workweek may not be too bad weather wise, it will be cooler. This weekend looks to be a different story!
A cold front will slide across the area for tonight touching off isolated showers across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. This front may linger just long enough across the area through Thursday morning to keep the threat for a couple rain showers through mid Thursday morning morning. Otherwise look for slightly cooler conditions for Thursday with highs in the mid 60s with partly sunny skies by the afternoon. Friday features more sunshine with high temperatures falling back into the upper 50s to lower 60s.
All eyes then turn to this weekend as a more significant storm system is set to move across the northern U.S. bringing the chance for rain showers for all of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa on Saturday. The big questions remains, will be see the potential for some snow for Saturday and will any of this snow stick to the ground. Right now, computer models are hinting at periods of moderate rain or snowfall for Saturday, but with warm ground temperatures it’s tough to say how much snow may actually accumulate. Expect some healthy precipitation from this system with rainfall/melted snowfall amounts of up to 0.75 inches possible. High temperatures may be stuck in the upper 30s to lower 40s for Saturday.
Sunday looks to be the drier half of the weekend as Saturday’s storm system heads east and a ridge of high pressure drifts across the Upper Midwest. High temperatures will remain on the cool side for this time of the year on Sunday with highs only reaching the lower 50s. Our next chance for rain arrives for Monday and may stick around through Tuesday as our weather pattern looks to remain soggy through most of next week.