Warmer conditions are on the way for the Minneapolis region heading into the weekend.
The warmup will be in full swing Saturday, when temperatures are expected to reach the upper-60s. However, there is a chance for a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon and evening.
The significant shift in temperature and the recent accumulation of snow could cause flooding in certain areas, so those traveling for the Easter holiday should take caution.
Easter Sunday will see temperatures in the 70s with intervals of clouds and sun. The conditions will persist through the evening as clear skies are in store with lows in the 50s.
Highs in the 70s will continue through Monday with passing clouds giving way to sun later in the day. Monday evening will be clear with temperatures near 50 F.
Beginning Tuesday, temperatures will shift to the 60s and mostly cloudy conditions will remain in the region through Wednesday.
Overnight lows for next week will sit in the 40s.
With the help of a new moon, stargazers are in for a treat as the peak of the Delta Aquarids meteor shower unfolds in the predawn hours Tuesday, July 29.
A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.
Following thunderstorms, cooler settles into the Midwest and Northeast through Midweek.
Cooler-than-normal temperatures are in store for Chicago this week.
One person is dead, and another remains critically injured after a lightning strike in Southern California.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
Sharon, PA (1999)
70 mph wind gus in a thunderstorm.
Small but intense storm, said to be the worst in about 50 years, hit southern Mississippi (where Camille hit in 1969). U.S. Coast Guard cutter lost with 39 aboard.
New England (1949)
Heat wave in New England; Greenville, RI hit 102 degrees.