We’re catching a break in storm systems across Minnesota this week. We’ll take it.
The Duluth area continues to dig out from close to 2 feet of snow.
Our Sunday night flash freeze still has the Twin Cities dealing with icy spots underfoot.
Our weather pattern mellows this week. We’ll see plenty of sunshine and a couple of days above the thawing point.
The sunshine and milder afternoon temperatures should help treated streets and sidewalks clear up as the week rolls on. Right now I don’t see any significant weather systems on the maps this week.
Colder next week?
The medium-range forecast models suggest a shot of much colder air early next week. The upper air pattern plunges a deep low-pressure trough southward across Minnesota and the central United States next Monday and Tuesday.
Most major forecast models suggest the season’s first sub-zero temperatures could arrive in the Twin Cities area early next week.
Milder in late December?
There are signs any subzero air next week may not linger. NOAA’s three-to-four week temperature outlook favors milder than average temperatures across the Midwest.