Quiet weather prevails after Tuesday's wintry mix

Portions of Minnesota are dealing with slick roads

Following a messy mix of wintry weather Tuesday that includes rain, snow and ice, the forecast turns much quieter with mild temperatures and sunshine returning.

Tuesday’s forecast

On the warm side of a complex storm system, Minnesota is seeing a light mix of precipitation that lingers much of Tuesday, and includes wintry precipitation, especially in the morning hours.

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Forecast precipitation types Tuesday morning
National Weather Service
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Winter weather advisory (purple) until noon
National Weather Service

While almost any location could see a mix of rain, ice, and snow, northern and central Minnesota are most likely to get light freezing rain or drizzle and snow that could produce slick roads.

Because of that, central and northern Minnesota are under a winter weather advisory (along with southeastern Minnesota due to snow) until noon Tuesday.

Already Tuesday morning, many roads are reporting spots of snow and ice.

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8:45 a.m. Tuesday road conditions
MnDOT

Meanwhile, light snow also mixes in for many areas, with most places under an inch, and slightly higher amounts in southeastern Minnesota and along the North Shore.

Here are the expected ice and snow totals through Tuesday:

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Forecast snow and ice totals
National Weather Service

For the Twin Cities, any precipitation would vary from a light rain/snow mix in the morning to light rain in the afternoon, and often the precipitation is so light it will just be a mist or drizzle.

Temperatures through the day are ranging from mid 20s north to mid 30s south in the morning to highs mostly in the 30s during the afternoon.

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Precipitation clears out west to east from Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday evening.

Extended forecast

Mostly cloudy skies persist much of Wednesday, with western Minnesota starting to see some clearing. Skies clear for most of the state by Thursday, then sunshine is more prevalent through the weekend.

Temperatures also turn milder the second half of the week, with 30s and 40s Thursday through Saturday putting the state 5 to 10 degrees above average. 

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Twin Cities forecast through Saturday
Weather.us

For Thanksgiving, highs are expected to range from the mid-30s north to the mid-40s south, under dry skies.

Even into next week, no major weather systems are on the horizon, meaning much of the state is going to finish out November drier than average.

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Precipitation outlook Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.
NOAA

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