Pleasant Sunday, wintry mix possible Sunday night; mild temps next week.

Could touch 50 on Wednesday

Saturday in St. Paul
Ron Trenda/MPR News

Our Saturday afternoon weather was fairly pleasant for outdoor activities.

Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 36 degrees on Nov. 27. The Saturday high temp at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 41 degrees. Many spots in southern and west-central Minnesota saw highs in the 40s, with mainly 30s to the north.

Temperature trends

Sunday highs will range from the lower 40s in southwestern Minnesota to 20s in the northeast:

Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Parts of the Twin Cities metro area could reach the upper 30s.

Sunday wind gusts will be highest in eastern Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin:

Sunday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Forecast gusts are in knots, with 18 knots equal to 20.7 mph.

Back to temperatures, Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to reach the mid 40s on Monday, followed by lower 40s Tuesday and then upper 40s on Wednesday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 50 somewhere in the metro area Wednesday afternoon. Highs retreat to the mid 40s Thursday, followed by 40 on Friday. There aren’t any big winter storms on the weather maps this week.

Sunday night snow or mix

The daylight hours of Sunday look good for travel across most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Northeastern Minnesota and far northwestern Wisconsin could see a few morning snow showers.

Northwestern and west-central Minnesota will have a chance of rain/snow showers Sunday evening. A mix of light snow, sleet, light rain/drizzle (and possibly light freezing rain/freezing drizzle) moves across much of Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin overnight Sunday night. In the Twin Cities metro area, that light snow or wintry mix should end before sunrise on Monday. Snow continues Monday morning in northeastern Minnesota and parts of northwestern Wisconsin, with an inch or two possible in those areas.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 5 p.m. Sunday though noon on Monday:

NAM simulated radar from 5 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday
NOAA, via

NOAA’s High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh (HRRR) forecast model shows a similar precipitation pattern:

HRRR simulated radar from 5 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday
NOAA, via

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.

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