Sunday brings lighter winds, warmer temps, plenty of sun

Highs will reach the 30s in southern Minnesota, with 20s elsewhere

Saturday’s afternoon temps were in the teens, with subzero wind chills.

Our Sunday highs will reach the 30s in southern Minnesota, with 20s elsewhere:

Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Parts of the Twin Cities metro area will top out in the lower 30s, which is an improvement over Saturday’s highs but still cooler than our average Nov. 20 high of 40.

Sunday afternoon wind gusts are expected to be mainly in the range of 16 to 21 mph.

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Sunday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Forecast gusts are in knots, with 15 knots equal to 17.3 mph.

Sunday afternoon wind chill temps (which are based on sustained winds, not wind gusts) will be mainly in the teens above zero:

Sunday noon forecast wind chills
National Weather Service

Cloud cover forecast

Much of Minnesota will have plenty of Sunday sunshine. There will be lingering areas of clouds and a chance of light snow showers in northeastern Minnesota and portions of western Wisconsin.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential cloud cover from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday:

NAM model forecast cloud cover 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
NOAA, via

We have updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio News network, and on the MPR News live weather blog.

Updraft update

An updated Updraft will be posted around 10:20 a.m. Sunday, and it will include a look at the week ahead.

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. Saturday and Sunday