Major Warm-Up On The Way For Minnesota + Wisconsin Next Week
It doesn't seem like it right now as we sit in the middle of an ice storm but spring will arrive at some point in the Northland. According to the National Weather Service, it looks like it could be sooner than you think! They shared an outlook for later this month and it looks very promising.
You probably know by now that Duluth is currently sitting in its third snowiest winter ever, thanks to the early April snow and ice storm that moved in this week. The area has seen about 131 inches of snow and because this is the Twin Ports, we could see even more snow this month.
However, it doesn't look like that will be the case. The Twin Cities office shared an outlook for later this month that promises warm temperatures and the beginning of spring. We have already had a few false springs but this one looks to be the real thing.
According to the National Weather Service, there is a "light at the end of the tunnel" for this long winter. Temperatures will slowly climb into late this weekend and early next week. Things get even better heading into the middle part of the month, too.
Their forecast states that Minnesota will see warmer-than-average temperatures for the time period. Wisconsin has it even better, with a very strong chance of seeing warmer conditions than usual for this time of the year. Yes, please!
Pairing these statistics with the Old Farmer's Almanac and their predictions for our region this month, and I have high hopes that spring is in the near future and for good! While we may not see smooth sailing for the rest of the month, many local meteorologists think this early April storm will be our last big storm until next winter. Fingers crossed!