The start of April will mark more normal temperatures for Minneapolis, providing a relief from the lasting impacts of winter.
While temperatures on April Fool's Day still hovered near the freezing mark, beginning Wednesday temperatures will rise to near average for this time of year.
By midweek, temperatures will reach into the 40s, closer to the city's average temperature of 50 F. Temperatures will remain within a few degrees of 40 through Saturday.
Cloudy skies will also be present in the area through Friday, but skies will clear and the sun will return right in time for the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.
Despite milder weather for Minneapolis, overnight temperatures will remain at or below the freezing mark for the entirety of the week.
Snow is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, but will have a tough time to accumulate during the daytime hours due to the higher sun angle this time of year when compared to the winter months.
Following a blustery and chilly weekend, temperatures will once again take a tumble across the northeastern United States during the first half of the week.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States this week.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will target a part of the central United States at midweek.
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