March Leaving Like A Lamb, April Starts Off Wet
March came in like a lion and is headed out like a lamb with temperatures expected to be near or above 60 on Wednesday and for the Twins home opener at Target Field Thursday. Those who live near the Cannon and Straight Rivers also have gotten some relief with no precipitation lately keeping the rivers from reaching major flood levels, something that we can't say the same for with the Minnesota, Mississippi, and St Croix Rivers. That looks to change the first week in April.
Taking a look at the long-range forecast from The Weather Channel we have the possibility of some light showers today and again on Thursday and Friday. Otherwise, we are going to have a quiet end to the month of March. Beginning next Monday, April 1st, it's looking like we will be seeing rain April 3rd through the 7th. While it is still a long time out, we can be hopeful with the warmer temps the ground will have warmed enough to absorb any rain we might get during that period, easing any possible flooding concerns along our area rivers.
The last ground frost measurement has our area with about 17" of ground frost currently, but with having 50+ degrees the last two days that number more than likely has gone down.