MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Another windy, dark and wet day before relief this weekend.
The WCCO weather team says a high wind watch remains in effect for western and southwestern Minnesota through 10 p.m. Thursday. A severe wind warning is in effect for much of far western Minnesota, with gusts of wind sometimes reaching speeds of 50 mph.
High winds are a big problem, along with snowfall across much of western and northern Minnesota, which is why a winter weather advisory is also in effect for those areas through Thursday.
Rain will turn to snow overnight in these aforementioned regions, as well as in the Twin Cities. It will mainly melt on contact with roads, but there will be an accumulation of melting snow on yards, terraces and patios.
Moisture will continue to wrap around much of the state throughout Thursday, and there will be real buildup in northern and southwestern Minnesota to the tune of 1 to 3 inches. The tube should only see about a third of an inch.
Subway temperatures will be in the upper 30s on Thursday, hence the postponement of the Minnesota Twins’ home opener at Target Field. They will play ball on Friday, which will only be an inch or two longer, but it will be dry, less windy and will feature some badly needed rays of sunshine.
We will be able to enjoy a little more sunshine on Saturday, when the maximum temperature will reach 50 in the metro. Sunday will be even warmer, but windier and cloudier. Savor this dry weekend, as the rains will return early next week.