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.
Rounds of severe thunderstorms, including the potential for flooding rain and tornadoes, will continue to erupt over the central United States this week.
Summerlike warmth will make it feel like the 90s F at times in the eastern United States through Memorial Day weekend, despite localized rainfall.
Conditions will become favorable for tropical development over the Atlantic Ocean, in the vicinity of the southeastern United States toward the end of May and into early June.
Frequent showers are expected throughout the music festival that will take place in late June.
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
Showers and thunderstorms may strike during Corpus Christi events across Germany on Thursday.
West Coast (1982)
Heat wave: San Francisco, CA 91 degrees, (new record; previous record 79 in 1975) San Jose, CA 84 degrees Portland, OR 85 degrees (tied record)
North Texas (1986)
Severe thunderstorms produced 95 mph wind gusts and widespread damage. More than 3" of rain fell in less than an hour. A 29 year old women and 6 year old daughter drowned when the underpass they were driving into was flooded out.
Philadelphia, PA (1992)
A dramatic cold frontal passage. Early afternoon temperature over 80 degrees fell to a late-day reading in the 40s.