We’re back! Let’s hope this goes better than the last time we were here.
At 953AM, CT, Saint Cloud was reporting a temperature of 43 degrees with light rain. The remnants to Hurricane Willa were reconstituting as a subtropical area of low pressure slicing through the Ohio Valley. A lingering inverted trough was responsible for the light rain in central Minnesota, though it had more to offer closer to the Wisconsin, and St. Cloud was at the western edge of the rain for the time being.
A shallow jet ridge is nosing into the region, promising more stability and a bit warmer air, however before that can happen, the nose of the jet ridge is going to enhance the inverted trough, and lead to a bit more instability. Expect another cloudy, drizzly day on Saturday, with an intensification of the showers overnight into the wee hours of Sunday morning. With a bit of independent organization, the low pressure entity in the Upper Midwest will take off swiftly for the eastern Great Lakes, with more sun and warmer air to follow into Minnesota shortly thereafter.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with some late showers, High 55, Low 39
Sunday – Early light rain, then clearing and warmer, High 56, Low 40
TWC: Tomorrow =- Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon (late rain) High 52, low 40
Sunday – Partly to mostly cloudy. High 53, low 40
AW: Tomorrow =- Mainly cloudy; milder (late rain) High 54, Low 39
Sunday – Windy in the morning; considerable cloudiness (early rain) High 52, Low 42
NWS: Tomorrow – A 40 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy high 54, Low 43
Sunday – Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny (early rain) High 54, Low 42
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy in the morning then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, High 53, Low 41
Sunday – Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance for rain in the morning. High 50, Low 43
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 52, Low 41
Sunday – Partly cloudy, High 50, Low 40
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 53, low 43
Sunday – Mostly cloudy until afternoon and breezy starting overnight, continuing until afternoonHigh 52, Low 41
So less warm, and less rain than I had in the forecast, generally from everyone across the board. I like the way my forecast looks, though, so hopefully it bears out. Here is the morning radar, with showers just to the south.