Chilly weather continues, but no major storms this week

Light snow danced across northern and central Minnesota, mainly  north of Interstate 94, from Sunday night into early Monday. A few flurries brushed the northern Twin Cities area.

Weather radar has been keeping track of the lingering snow as it works its way out of northeastern Minnesota and across northern Wisconsin.

Weather radar at 7:19 a.m. on Monday. Duluth National Weather Service

Snow moving east

Snowfall will advance across much of the Great Lakes area to New England on Monday.

Forecast surface weather map for Monday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Prediction Center

Heavy snow is likely in some spots, mainly downwind of the ice-free Great Lakes. A winter weather advisory has been posted for Monday for portions of northern Wisconsin, including Bayfield and Ashland, where several inches of snow should accumulate.

Winter weather advisory for snow on Monday. Duluth National Weather Service

Three more chilly days

Monday will be a chilly day statewide with gradual clearing from the northwest. Expect afternoon high temperatures from just in the teens across the north to the 20s in the south. The Twin Cities should have a high around 29. Winds began the day light but will increase to around 10 to 15 mph from the north.

Tuesday morning will be a chilly one. Low temperatures are likely to drop to around 10 below in the Arrowhead and just single digits to around 10 above in the south. The Twin Cities should drop to about 10.

Weather outlook for Monday and Tuesday for areas near the Twin Cities. Twin Cities National Weather Service

Light snow for Tuesday

A rather weak disturbance will kick off some light snow on Tuesday mainly north of I-94 and might become mixed with a little freezing drizzle in the afternoon. High temperatures are forecast to be just from the upper teens in the northeast to the 30s from the Twin Cities to the southwest corner.

Good weather for travelers Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday and Thursday will be uneventful for travelers across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

What you will notice, however, will be much milder temperatures on Thursday for Thanksgiving. Afternoon highs across Minnesota are likely to be mostly from the mid 30s to the low 40s. That’s balmy weather for late November.

Some precipitation late in the week

Rain is likely on Friday, mainly for southeastern Minnesota and maybe as far north as then Twin Cities.

Then some scattered areas of rain and snow will dot the state Friday night and Saturday.

As of now, Sunday looks like the drier, and cooler, day of the weekend.

Finally, rain and snow for the Pacific Northwest

After dry weather for much of autumn, Pacific storms will begin to soak the Northwest beginning on Wednesday. Rain will fall on coastal areas and into the mountains of western Washington, western Oregon and tinder-dry northern California while snow will accumulate in the higher elevations.

The forecast of five-day precipitation through 6 a.m. on Saturday is for enough moisture to reduce the wildfire danger greatly.

Forecast five-day precipitation through 6 a.m. on Saturday. NOAA Weather Prediction Center