Saint Cloud in the last couple of days, has seen quite a bit of snow. I know Minnesota has a reputation as a cold wintry place, but this is ridiculous. It’s officially the snowiest April in Saint Cloud history!
At 453PM, CT, Saint Cloud was reporting a temperature of 35 degrees with a stout northwesterly flow behind a deep area of low pressure that is now moving through eastern Canada. The parent low was still centered over Lake Superior, so there was a chance that it could produce a few clouds in the area, but a pocket of cold high pressure has begun moving into the north central portion of the United States.
A broad mean trough will remain across the center of the country, bringing about the chilly air. A ripple of a trough will ride the back edge of the mean trough which is generating a surface disturbance over the Rockies. As the wave moves east, a surface low will develop in the Canadian Prairies. The surface low will draw moisture north into Minnesota along with slightly warmer temperatures. This will mean another round of wet weather starting tomorrow evening in Saint Cloud and likely lasting through most of the day on Sunday. Fortunately, temperatures are going to be warmer, so most of the activity will come as rain, but a little bit of snow will come overnight tomorrow once again.
Tomorrow – Increasing clouds with rain and a bit of snow late, High 41, Low 20
Sunday – Scattered showers, snow early changing to rain. High 48, Low 31
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 39, Low 18
Sunday – Rain / Snow High 44, Low 30
AW: Tomorrow – Sun followed by some clouds High 38, Low 18
Sunday – Considerable cloudiness; a bit of morning snow followed by periods of rain in the afternoon High 43, Low 32
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny (rain after 10pm) High 36, Low 14
Sunday – Snow likely before 10am, then rain likely. Cloudy High 46, Low 30
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny in the morning…then partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. High 36, Low 15
Sunday – Cloudy…rain…possibly mixed with snow in the morning…then rain likely in the afternoon. No snow accumulation. High 45, low 31
NWS/WB are calling for awfully chilly temperatures overnight tonight. But hey… marginally warmer this weekend. Here is the satellite, showing a bit of clearing for the next 18-24 hours.