Record warmth ahead again: 70 degrees possible Sunday

Another shot of record warmth heading for Minnesota

Forecast high temperatures Sunday
Forecast high temperatures Sunday.
NOAA

The weather maps look like weather bumper cars. Dramatically different air masses have been colliding across Minnesota. We bottomed out at 4 above zero Wednesday morning in the Twin Cities. Now get ready to push the 70-degree mark on thermometers by Sunday afternoon.

First we “enjoy” one more cold night across Minnesota. Subzero temperatures will cover northern Minnesota on Thursday morning. The Twin Cities and southern Minnesota will fall into the teens.

Forecast low temperatures Thursday morning
Forecast low temperatures Thursday morning.
NOAA

But gusty southwest winds will blow in another shot of milder Pacific air as soon as Thursday afternoon. Highs in the 50s will edge as far east as the Twin Cities.

Forecast high temperatures Thursday
Forecast high temperatures Thursday.
NOAA

By Friday, temperatures warm further with 60s in southwest Minnesota once again.

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The weekend will feel more like May than the first weekend of March. The average high for the Twin Cities this weekend is 35 degrees. But temperatures will soar into the 60s in southern Minnesota as early as Saturday afternoon.

Forecast high temperatures Saturday
Forecast high temperatures Saturday.
NOAA

By Sunday, record highs are likely across much of Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Sunday
Forecast high temperatures Sunday.
NOAA

The record high for the Twin Cities Sunday is 65 degrees set in 1905. We should have no trouble blowing past that number as temperatures approach 70 degrees from the Twin Cities southward Sunday.

Overall the outlooks still favor milder-than-normal weather through most of March.

NOAA week 3 and 4 temperature outlook
NOAA week 3 and 4 temperature outlook.
NOAA

Stay tuned.