Sunday sunshine; Thanksgiving day still looks mild

It was bright, but chilly, Saturday afternoon.

Our Saturday high temp at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 29 degrees, which was well below our average Nov. 17 high temp of 40 degrees.

Many spots in northern and western Minnesota topped out in the teens.

At least it wasn’t windy!

Temperature trends

Sunday highs are expected to reach the lower 30s in much of southern Minnesota, with mostly 20s in the north:

A few spots in far northern Minnesota could top out in the upper teens.

Twin Cities metro area highs are expected to reach the lower 30s on Sunday, followed by right around 30 on Monday. We should return to highs in the lower 30s on Tuesday. We’re shooting for the upper 30s on Wednesday, followed by highs in the lower 40s for Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving high temps should be mild across much of Minnesota and Wisconsin:

Cold Turkey Day in the Northeast

It’s going to be a chilly Thanksgiving across much of New England.

They could see record cold temps in some areas:

Snow chances

Northern Minnesota will have some periods of snow Sunday night, and patchy light snow showers are possible in east-central and southeastern Minnesota Monday morning.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential snow pattern Sunday evening through Monday afternoon:

NOAA NAM simulated radar from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon, 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.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:49 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.