Chance of flakes or sprinkles Saturday, dry Sunday

Breezy Saturday

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Nov. 26, 2021 in St. Paul
Ron Trenda/MPR News

We expect good travel weather in most areas this weekend. Some light snow is possible in northern Minnesota late Friday night. The best chance of periods of light snow on Saturday will be from northeastern Minnesota into portions of Wisconsin. Some spots could also see a brief wintry mix. The Twin Cities metro area will have a chance of occasional flurries or sprinkles on Saturday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern for Saturday and Saturday evening:

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NAM simulated radar Saturday and Saturday evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

NOAA’s High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh model shows a similar precipitation pattern:

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HRRR simulated radar Saturday and Saturday evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

Here’s the snow accumulation potential from late Friday night into Saturday, from the Duluth NWS office:

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Friday night/Saturday snow outlook
National Weather Service

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio News network, and you can see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

Sunday looks dry in most areas, with a flake chance returning to northern Minnesota Sunday night.

Weekend temps and winds

Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 36 degrees on Nov. 27. Much of the metro area will have Saturday highs in the upper 30s. There’ll be a lot of 30s in Minnesota and Wisconsin Saturday afternoon, with highs reaching the 40s in far southern Minnesota:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Saturday will be breezy in many areas, and winds could gust over 30 mph in southwestern Minnesota:

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Saturday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Forecast gusts are in knots, with 20 knots equal to 23 mph.

Back to temperatures, Sunday highs will be mainly in the 30s:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Some spots in southwestern Minnesota will top 40 degrees Sunday afternoon.

Sunday wind gusts will be highest from eastern Minnesota into Wisconsin:

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Sunday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Mild week ahead

Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to reach the mid 40s on Monday, followed by 40 Tuesday and then mid 40s again on Wednesday. We have a shot at 50 degrees Thursday afternoon, followed by a high around 40 on Friday. It still looks dry through most of the week.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.

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