So today we tied a record that no one wants on the books.
Rochester International Airport climbed to 54°F today. This tied 1979 for the second latest date for their first temperature at or above 50°F for a calendar year. The latest date was April 13 in 1975.— NWS La Crosse (@NWSLaCrosse) April 12, 2018
Now the National Weather Service in Twin Cities is predicting dangerous ice Friday night into Saturday morning with areas of a tenth of an inch to three tenths. That will make driving conditions Friday night and Saturday morning extremely dangerous. Saturday the rain will turn to snow as temperatures drop through out the day and continue into Sunday with 4-8" of new snow possible and more in some areas.
Oh yeah and the storm is expanding with talks of Thunderstorms, Hail, Ice and Snow!
This may be an historic storm if the current forecast pans out.— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) April 12, 2018
8-15 inches are likely from west central MN to central WI and strong winds/blizzard conditions across western MN. Some freezing rain will fall across southern MN as well. #mnwx #wiwx pic.twitter.com/Ag4cG29XGd
Meanwhile in Iowa they might see 80 degrees on Friday.