72 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday.
65 F. average high on April 30.
63 F. high on April 30, 2012.
Cold rain today, mixes with wet snow by late afternoon or evening.
2-5" slushy snow possible tonight. Best chance of 3-4"+ southern/eastern suburbs of the Twin Cities.
3" all-time record for May snowfall from a single storm (most recently in 1946).
5 days with 2"+ snow in May at KMSP since 1891. Source: Minnesota State Climate Office.
Rain expected late Friday into Sunday; a second surge of Gulf moisture.
Flood Warnings posted for some rivers up north from Ft. Ripley and Long Prairie to Scanlong. Details from NOAA here.
Media credit above: "Nick Ariano, from left, Rick Watson and Keith Andrzejewski head out to rescue the grandmother of Andrzejewski, near Ogden and Rt. 53 in Lisle, Illinois, during heavy flooding on Thursday, April 18, 2013". (Antonio Perez/ChicagoTribune/MCT)
Photo credit above: "Flooding on Grand Avenue in Chicago after heavy rains struck the city in mid-April." Credit: NWS via John Trillik.
Photo credit above: "Compact fluorescent light bulbs such as those shown here are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. To sell them broadly, new research suggests, skip mention of their environmental benefits." Department of Energy Image.
Image credit: "An artist's rendering of the Nimbus 1".