Update on weekend flake chances; mild temps this week

Light snow in some areas Monday

No heavy jackets were needed on Saturday.

The Saturday high temp at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 40 degrees. That was 6 degrees warmer than the average Dec. 2 high temp in the Twin Cities.

Much of Minnesota and western Wisconsin saw Saturday highs in the 30s, with some spot in southwestern and west-central Minnesota topping 40 degrees.

Sunday high temps will be mainly in the 30s, but a few spots in the south could touch 40:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Monday highs hit the lower 40s in parts of southern Minnesota, with mainly 30s elsewhere:

Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to be around 40 degrees on Tuesday, followed by lower 40s Wednesday then upper 40s Thursday and mid 40s on Friday.

Snow opportunities

An upper level disturbance will combine with a low pressure system to spread snow across much of eastern Iowa, northwestern Illinois and much of Wisconsin Saturday night into Sunday. Some of those areas could see 1-2 inches of snow through Sunday morning.

Lighter snow accumulations of less than one inch are possible overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning in portions of southeastern Minnesota. A few occasional flurries are possible late Saturday night into early Sunday morning in the Twin Cities metro area. Northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin could see some periods of light snow or flurries Saturday night and Sunday.

Here’s the NWS forecast of measurable snow chances overnight through Sunday morning:

Forecast probabilities for measurable snow
National Weather Service

Snow continues into Sunday afternoon in portions of Wisconsin. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Sunday:

Simulated radar from 11 a.m. Monday to 11 p.m. Monday
Simulated radar from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Sunday
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the MPR News network.

Updated forecast info will be posted by the NWS offices in the Twin CitiesDuluth and La Crosse.

A clipper system will spread some snow across much of Minnesota and into Wisconsin Monday and Monday evening. NOAA’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 11 a.m. Monday to 11 p.m. Monday:

Simulated radar from 11 a.m. Monday to 11 p.m. Monday
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

The Twin Cities metro area could see periods of light snow from late Monday afternoon into Monday evening. Check forecast updates.

November stats

Here are November precipitation and temperature stats for the Twin Cities, St. Cloud and Eau Claire, Wisconsin:

November 2023 climate stats
National Weather Service

All three locations were warmer than normal and much drier than normal. Snow totals were several inches below normal for November.

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. each Saturday and Sunday