A bright, but chilly Tuesday
Cool air continues to blow into the region today ahead of high pressure that is settling into the Upper Midwest from Canada. We'll have a few passing clouds in the morning with increasing sunshine in the afternoon with high temperatures only in the upper 50s which is almost ten degrees cooler than the seasonal average. A brisk northwest breeze will add an extra chill to the air, occasionally reaching 20 miles per hour.
We'll have abundant sunshine in the area to start our Wednesday, but clouds will thicken in the afternoon with a few light rain showers then rolling in for the tail end of the day. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the upper 50s with a light northwest breeze.
Showers will continue through Wednesday night, but sunshine will be the rule by Thursday morning. We'll enjoy the sunshine during the day until another round of widely scattered showers moves in for the mid to late afternoon hours. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s with gusty, cool northwest winds.
High pressure will move in for Friday, bringing quiet, tranquil sunshine to the Upper Mississippi Valley to round out the week. We'll have sunny skies with light winds and afternoon high temperatures in the lower 60s, making that most likely the warmest day of the rest of our week.
A large storm system will take aim on our area for the weekend and that means we may have less than ideal weather for Mother's Day and the Minnesota fishing opener as clouds and showers may become a big part of our weather picture for a couple of days. It looks like we'll have sunshine early Saturday with clouds and scattered showers throughout much of the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s which is almost ten degrees below the seasonal average.
There will be some showers hanging around for Mother's Day, but it looks like the activity will become more widely scattered in the afternoon with occasional sunshine possible and high temperatures will approach 60 degrees.
Still cool next week
A cool air mass will linger into next week, keeping high temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s, possibly through the end of the workweek. A few showers will be possible next Wednesday and again for next Thursday.
Here is your morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: