Wintry mix chance overnight, Monday snow northeastern Minn.; mild temps

Two shots at 50 degrees this week

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Nov. 28, 2021 in Minneapolis
Ron Trenda/MPR News

The afternoon sunshine was great this weekend! High temps at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport were 41 degrees on Saturday and 39 on Sunday. That’s a bit on the mild side; our average Twin Cities high is 36 this time of year.

Wintry mix Sunday night

A low pressure system moves out of Manitoba Sunday night and across northern Minnesota on Monday.

Northwestern and west-central Minnesota have a chance of snow showers Sunday evening, and those areas could also see some patchy light rain, freezing rain and sleet. Light snow or a wintry mix spreads across much of northern and central Minnesota and into parts of northwestern Wisconsin during the overnight hours. Southern Minnesota, the Twin Cities metro area and portions of west-central Wisconsin could see scattered light snow showers and patchy drizzle/freezing drizzle at times overnight. Any wintry mix in the Twin Cities metro area is expected to end before sunrise on Monday.

During the daylight hours of Monday the best chance of snow and a wintry mix will be in northeastern Minnesota and parts of northern Wisconsin. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh (HRRR) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday:

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Simulated radar for Monday (5 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

Here’s the Monday snowfall forecast, from the Duluth NWS office:

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Snow forecast Monday and Monday evening
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.

Updated Minnesota road conditions can be found here. Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.

Temperature trends

Monday highs range from the 50s in southern Minnesota to 30s in the far north:

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Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Wind gusts will be in the 20 to 30 mph range Monday afternoon across much of Minnesota:

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Monday 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 lower 40s Tuesday, followed by lower 50s on Wednesday. We’ll probably see a high in the mid 40s Thursday, followed by around 40 degrees on Friday.    

No big snowstorms are in sight this week. Some models are showing a plowable snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin next Sunday. Check those forecast updates this week!

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