Early morning showers moving through just before dawn, with temperatures near the freezing mark some areas could see a wintery mix. Temperatures will warm up fairly quickly after sun up changing the precip over to rain.
That line of showers will move through our area along cold front associated with a center of low pressure to our north. As this front moves through the region any snow or sleet will change to rain after dawn. So any accumulation should be minimal. No severe weather threat with this system. And it will not be a washout with some drier hours expected for the afternoon with maybe even a couple of peeks of sunshine.
Temperatures will top out in the upper 40's to low 50's this afternoon, average for late March. Winds could be an issue today in the wake of this frontal passage. Very breezy especially in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Winds gusts could be as much as 35 to 40 miles per hour this afternoon. Tonight the skies will clear and winds will die down some with overnight lows back in the upper 20's and lower 30's.
The final few days of March will bring a warm up. Highs look to return to the 50's and even close to 60° mid week, while a few more weather systems move through. April will be living up to it's nickname with several chances of showers to start the month. One quick moving system may slide through on Monday with a chance of showers late (all rain) adding a little more precip to totals for March. The final day of the month should be dry as the next storm chance should hold off until the first day of April (Wednesday). The pattern does seem to be changing some so that we have a better chance to pick up some much needed moisture in the region. We will just have to see if it continues.
For now, next weekend looks to feature more nice weather with some sunshine and near average temperatures.
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