St. Cloud, Minnesota

I’m not sure that there is a historical figure named St. Cloud, but I do know that there are two towns in the country named after him. We’re going to check out the one in Minnesota today.

At 1053AM, CT, St. Cloud was reporting a temperature of 51 degrees with clear skies. St. Cloud found itself this morning on the back side of a ridge of high pressure centered over the Ohio Valley, with low pressure developing in the Canadian Prairies. The position is allowing St. Cloud the sunny skies today, but is also leading to a brisk southwest wind, and warmer temperatures today than have been seen of late. 
The area of low pressure in the Canadian Prairie is going to get stronger as jet streaks in Canada and the US phase together overnight. The associated cold front is forecast to pass through central Minnesota in the wee hours tomorrow morning, bringing about a threat for some isolated showers and storms in the pre-dawn hours, though southeast of St. Cloud. Cooler temperatures will prevail with the northwesterly flow. Moisture wrapping around the strong area of low pressure will filter into Minnesota on Saturday morning, with a chance for a stray flurry, again ending before noon. Saturday will be cool and brisk, with mostly cloudy skies. 
Tomorrow – Windy, with clouds and temperatures dropping through the day, High 60, Low 41
Saturday – Early flurries, cloudy and windy, High 44, Low 32

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 59, Low 43
Saturday – Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 43, Low 31

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny; breezy High 60, Low 42
Saturday – Some clouds, then sunshine; windy (early showers) High 42, Low 31

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 60, Low 44
Saturday – A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, High 44, Low 31

WB: Tomorrow – Breezy, Mostly sunny, High 56, Low 43
Saturday – Much colder, partly cloudy with 40% chance of snow showers in the morning, then mostly sunny, High 43, Low 35

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 60, Low 48
Saturday – Windy with snow showers possible, High 37, Low 32

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy until afternoon and breezy starting in the morning, continuing until evening. High 59, Low 45
Saturday – Breezy starting overnight, continuing until afternoon, and partly cloudy starting overnight, continuing until morning.  High 44, Low 31

WeatherNation doesn’t go far enough with their hourly forecasts, which is why there is an 11 degree discrepancy between the high and low from Friday and Saturday. Doesn’t make much sense otherwise. Here is a very empty satellite, at present. 

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