Yup, I said it. I know frost is supposed to be done Mother’s Day weekend… that’s the rule in the Twin Cities, right? Yes.
Unfortunately, we had this one last late-season powerhouse storm come through, and it’s drawing down some cold air and TONS of rain (literally – although it comes in the form of an inch or two on the surface).
Here’s the radar view as of 8:54 a.m. Sunday morning:
You can see more rain set to circulate over the metro area over the next few hours, with heavy rain near Faribault.
Here’s what the high resolution models are showing tonight – assuming winds calm (which is a big assumption – if they don’t calm, we won’t see frost anywhere near the city):
There would be pockets of temperatures right at freezing – but we’re not looking at a freeze. It might, however, be prudent to cover your plants to ensure their survival. Many of you have already planted your perennials you purchased, which means you should just put whatever you can over them because this is a one-night deal.
Stay tuned and stay warm/dry!
Follow Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer on Twitter. Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis and is the digital communications and social media associate for the nonprofit Avivo in Minneapolis. He is Ward 8's representative on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee, Deep down he's a weather geek and has a degree in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from UW-Madison to prove it. He's spent time working at TV stations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa prior to arriving in Minneapolis to work for WeatherNation and now forecasting for MinnyApple. His favorite weather career moment came while storm chasing for his Iowa station (he went on 40+ storm chases during that time), when he saw a mile-wide EF-4 rated tornado.