Temps rebound Sunday afternoon; snow chance far northern Minnesota

Gale warning for Lake Superior

Saturday afternoon was very cold. We’ll have much milder temps this Sunday afternoon, with plenty of sunshine in most locations. It’ll be great weather for sledding or for clearing the icy patches that formed Friday evening when our temperatures plummeted.

Sunday highs and wind chill temps

Our average Dec. 4 high temp is 33 degrees in the Twin Cities. Metro area highs will reach the lower 30s Sunday afternoon. We’ll see a lot of 30s in central and southern Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin:

Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Some spots in southwestern Minnesota that have very little snow cover could touch 40 degrees. Northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin will see a lot of 20s.

Afternoon wind chills will be mainly in the teens above zero, with 20s in southwestern Minnesota and a few single-digit wind chills in the far north:

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Sunday noon forecast wind chills
National Weather Service

Light snow chance far north

A low pressure system tracking across southern Canada could spin a few scattered light snow showers into parts of far northern Minnesota this Sunday afternoon.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 8 a.m. Sunday to 5 p.m. Sunday:

Simulated radar form 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

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

Gale warnings for Lake Superior

A gale warning is in effect for Lake Superior Sunday and Sunday evening:

Gale warnings for Lake Superior Sunday
National Weather Service

The Duluth NWS office will have additional details on the gale warning.


A new updraft will be posted around 10:20 a.m., and it’ll 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.