After a warm Monday, parts of Minnesota may be even milder Wednesday

Another wintry mix of precipitation targets the state Tuesday night

Parts of Minnesota saw highs in the 50s and even a few 60s Monday, and the state could see a repeat Wednesday as part of a storm which also brings light rain and snow.

Monday Night and Tuesday

Minnesota saw a warm day for late November Monday with highs that ranged from the 30s north to a few 60s south.

That pushed temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average, and made it feel more like and October day.

However, a cold front passed through the state during the day, putting Minnesota under a cooler, northwesterly flow.

This drops lows into the 20s north and 30s south for Tuesday morning, which is above average, but chillier than Monday.

Highs follow a similar trend, dropping 5 to 10 degrees from Monday’s warmth, but still mild for the time of year, with highs in the 30s north and 40s south.

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Skies Tuesday will be partly sunny, and dry until the evening. 

Extended forecast

By late Tuesday, the winds start shifting back to a southerly flow as the state comes back under the influence of a warm front.

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Ahead of that front, another light round of precipitation moves across the state from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning, although much like the precipitation that moved through early Monday, the Arrowhead may see some lingering snow through the day.

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Forecast storm position Tuesday night
Tropical Tidbits

The moisture will be very light, with snowfall totals remaining under one inch in most areas.

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Forecast snowfall through Wednesday morning
National Weather Service

For central and southern Minnesota, it will be mild enough, even overnight, that some light rain is likely to mix-in.

Still in the warmer air, Wednesday will be another very mild day, with much of the state seeing similar warmth to Monday, and some spots a couple degrees warmer than Monday.

The cooler side of that storm drops temperatures 5 to 15 degrees by Thursday and Friday, but much like the drop on Tuesday, the state will still stay slightly above average. It is not until the weekend that highs return to more seasonable early December highs in the 20s north and 3os south.

Here is that forecast temperature trend for the Twin Cities:

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Twin Cities forecast through Saturday
National Weather Service

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