It's almost May, meaning before you know it the temps will be soaring into the 80s and maybe the 90s, but you don't have to worry about that in this week's forecast. It's going to be quite the opposite, really.
Here's the quick view of what's expected Monday-Friday in the Twin Cities, brought to you by the good people at Pet Evolution.
Monday: Showers early, otherwise not horrible with a high of 56.
Tuesday: Sort of chilly with a high of 52 and PM rain likely.
Wednesday: Slight chance of afternoon showers with clouds and a high of 52.
Thursday: Basically a carbon copy of Wednesday, only slightly warmer.
Friday: Perhaps some sunshine with a slight chance of showers and a high of 62.
If you have outdoor plans Tuesday evening you MIGHT get lucky if the rain decides to hold off until later, but definitely keep an umbrella handy because widespread rain is expected at some point in the latter half of the day.
Sadly, the bouts of rain and cooler than normal temperatures will remain in the forecast for the "foreseeable future," the National Weather Service says.
The average high temp in Minneapolis in May, by the way, is 70 degrees. We'll get there eventually, but not before we slosh our way through a period of what can only be described as gloom chill.
I made that term up but I kind of like it so it's staying unless the editor (yes, we have one of those) takes it out, in which case you'll never see these words.
Anyway, things could be worse. People "up north" are dealing with snow on Monday.