A chilly Monday, with a few morning flakes possible; milder temps by Thanksgiving

It was a chilly weekend, and the chill will continue on Monday.

Thankfully, it’ll warm up a bit toward mid-week.

Temperature trends

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:

Snow chances

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:

NOAA NAM simulated radar from Sunday evening through Monday morning, via tropicaltidbits

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:

NWS Twin Cities

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:

NWS Climate Prediction Center

The NWS will issue an updated December outlook at the end of November.

We’ll keep you posted.