By Todd Nelson
A quote by Hal Borlund stated: "No winter lasts forever, no spring skips it's turn." I was a bit skeptical there for a while; I thought winter was indeed going to last forever and spring would never come!
It sure is nice to see area trees, plants and flowers come back to life after what seemed to be an absurdly long winter's nap. Record latest ice out dates have been and will be set this year for many Minnesota lakes; a problem for some anglers this weekend as they gear up for the Minnesota fishing opener. Some may actually take their ice augers with them across the far north rather than lugging the boat along. May sure to lug the extra layers along. A brisk wind post cold front will whip up to 30+mph on Saturday. Temps fall into the 40s and 50s statewide with perhaps even a few snow flakes across the northeastern tip of the state. It'll be a chilly start for Mom on Sunday, but lighter winds and ample sun in the afternoon will beckon her to peek out at the perinnal garden.
Weather maps look interesting next Tuesday as high temps could soar into the 80s; 90s may not be out of the question in southwestern MN. Time to dig out the shorts and lawn mowers
FRIDAY NIGHT: A brief shower possible. Turning breezy and cooler. Low: 42
SATURDAY: Brief AM shower with intervals of sun, a cool wind. NW 15-30mph. High: 53.
MOTHER'S DAY: Bright sun for mom. Less wind. Wake-up: 34 High: near 60. Wind: NW 10
MONDAY: Turning warmer, passing T-shower into NW Wisconsin? Breezy South wind. Wake-up: 41. High: 72
TUESDAY: Summer-like building. 90s in southern MN? Isolated thunder across far northern MN. Wake-up: 59. High: 86