Gloomy weather continues Wednesday

After a mild start, temperatures warm little through the day

Although skies will be dry Wednesday, areas of low clouds and fog persist through much of the day.

Wednesday’s forecast

Behind the system that brought a light wintry mix on Tuesday, precipitation has moved out, but the stable, stagnant airmass remains. This means low stratus cloud will linger much of the day, and there are areas of predominantly light fog Wednesday morning, although southeastern Minnesota is under a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m.

Because of the clouds, temperatures dropped little overnight, so lows range from the 20s north to 30s south, which is mild for late November. However, temperatures also warm little during the day, with highs in the 30s.

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Ahead of a cold front that passes through Minnesota Thursday, drier air starts moving into western Minnesota late Wednesday and finally starts breaking up some of the clouds from west to east into Thursday morning. This gives the western edge of the state a little sunshine by the end of the day.

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Forecast cloud cover percentage late Wednesday afternoon
National Weather Service

The front also brings a light snow chance to northern Minnesota for Thanksgiving. 

That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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