Light snow and sprinkles in some areas Monday afternoon and evening

No cold air in sight

There is very little weather drama in our Minnesota weather forecast the remainder of Sunday.

Northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin could see some light snow showers or flurries at times Sunday afternoon. A stray flurry or sprinkle is also possible elsewhere in Minnesota, but it will be a dry afternoon in many areas. Patchy fog is also possible.

Accumulating snow will linger into Sunday afternoon in much of eastern Wisconsin, mixed with a few rain showers in spots. Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.

Monday snow chance

Computer models have shifted Monday’s clipper system to the south, so southern and central Minnesota and portions of Wisconsin could see patchy snow showers and patchy light rain showers Monday afternoon into Monday night.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere (FV3) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from noon Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday:

Simulated radar from noon Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday
NOAA, via

Any snow accumulations would be light.

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

Most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will see Sunday highs in the 30s. A few spots could touch 40 degrees. Twin Cities area highs are expected to be in the upper 30s to around 40. The average Twin Cities high temp is 33 degrees on Dec. 3.

Monday high temps will be mainly in the 30s, but a few spots in the south could top 40 degrees:

Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Tuesday highs will be mainly in the 30s:

Tuesday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to reach the mid-40s on Wednesday, followed by upper 40s Thursday then mid-40s on Friday.

A warm autumn

Meteorological autumn, which runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, was significantly warmer than normal in the Twin Cities, St. Cloud and Eau Claire, Wis.

Meteorological autumn climate summary
National Weather Service

Snowfall was well below normal, but precipitation was above-normal in the Twin Cities and Eau Claire, thanks to some generous rains in September and October.

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