Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMPX 210912
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
415 AM CDT TUE MAR 21 2017
A reinforcing shot of colder air moved into the state last night.
Temperatures have dropped nearly 10 to 20 degrees colder then they
were at this time Monday morning. Pre dawn temperatures were in the
teens and 20s across the northern half of the state. The southern
half of the state had temperatures near or slightly above freezing.
The warm spot early this morning was 39 degrees at Rochester.
Temperatures today will be near or slightly below normal for mid
March with readings in the 20s north, to around 40 along the Iowa
border. Typically, highs on March 21st range from the mid 30s north,
to the low to mid 40s south.
The dry weather will change abruptly later this week as a series of
storm systems move across the central United States. The air mass
will be warm enough to keep rain in the forecast for the southern
half of the state, with a mixture of rain/snow in the northern half.
However, the best chance of precipitation will occur in the southern
1/4 of the state through the weekend.