Our first weekend in November looks mild, but windy!
Fire danger continues high into this weekend.
Low pressure winding up this weekend will track through the Red River Valley Saturday night and Sunday morning. That puts Minnesota on the mild (and windy) side of the system.
Southerly winds gusting over 35 mph and sunshine will help boost temps Saturday. 60s are quite possible in southern Minnesota, and metro bank thermometers may flash 60 degrees or better Saturday afternoon.
By Sunday, winds will shift into the west, and somewhat cooler air will push in behind the system. Highs should make the 50s south and 40s northwest.
Still watching for snow chances next week!
The GFS continues to paint a strong low pressure system near Chicago by next Wednesday.
GFS model shows low pressure in Wisconsin and snow potential into southeast Minnesota Wednesday. This scenario would put potentially heavy snow near La Crosse, Eau Claire and Rochester
If the system curves far enough west, the back side could sideswipe southeast Minnesota (and possible the metro) with a brief snowy smack. It’s still too early to pinpoint the exact storm track, so we’ll have to keep an eye on this.
Any westward shift in the forecast track could put Minnesota in line for our first significant snow of the season.