It was a chilly weekend, and the chill will continue on Monday.
Thankfully, it’ll warm up a bit toward mid-week.
Monday highs are expected to be in the teens across much of northern Minnesota, with 20s in the south:
In the Twin Cities metro area, we’re expecting Monday highs in the upper 20s, followed by lower 30s on Tuesday. The Twin Cities metro area should see highs in the mid 30s on Wednesday, and we could reach the lower 40s on Thanksgiving Day. We have a shot at middle 40s on Friday.
Thanksgiving Day highs are expected to top 40 degrees in much of southern and west-central Minnesota, with 30s elsewhere.
Cold Turkey Day in the Northeast
Much of New England will see very cold temps on Thanksgiving Day, and some records could fall:
[Thanksgiving Day Forecast] Cold. 🥶 An outbreak of arctic air is forecast to drop temperatures well below freezing across the Northeast U.S. … for S New England, it could be the coldest air for the holiday observed since records began in 1872. pic.twitter.com/cJjAOPyMyW
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) November 18, 2018
Snow is expected to spread across much of northern Minnesota this Sunday evening and overnight, and by late Sunday night it could spread into parts of east-central Minnesota. It’s expected to continue into early Monday morning in portions of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
The Twin Cities metro area will have a chance of some light snow showers or flurries late Sunday night and early Monday morning.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential snow pattern Sunday evening through Monday morning:
The color chart to the right of the loop refers to the strength of the signal that returns to the radar, not to the amount of snow.
Parts of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin will see enough snow to shovel Sunday night into Monday morning:
As always, updated weather information can be heard on the Minnesota Public Radio Network.
You can also check for forecast updates from the Duluth office of the NWS.
A look at December
Most of November has been chilly in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and there aren’t any incredibly warm temps in the 7 day forecast.
Let’s look ahead to December.
The December temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service shows equal chances of a warm, cold, or near-normal December in Minnesota and western Wisconsin:
The NWS will issue an updated December outlook at the end of November.
We’ll keep you posted.