Mark Anthony Meteorologist
Over the weekend we had some typical temperatures for this time of the year. High temperatures over the weekend were in the 20s and 30s.
Sunday was the cooler day as highs were only in the mid- to upper-20s. We did see some scattered light snow on Sunday. The wind also was a factor as we had gusts to 40 mph or stronger. As a result, a wind advisory was posted for parts of the state.
A Clipper type system pushed across the northern part of the state on Monday that brought some light snow to Minnesota. Snow accumulations were generally an inch or less.
Temperatures remained cooler than normal on Monday and Tuesday before seeing a slight warm up on Wednesday. We should see highs in the 40s on Wednesday. However, southern Minnesota could see the return of the 50s.
Don’t get use to it, however, as temperatures should return to near average readings for the weekend. At this point, no major winter storms are on the horizon.
Hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just over a week away. At this stage it looks like temperatures will be in the 30s and lower 40s for Thanksgiving week.
Weather facts: During the cold season in Minnesota, many adults spend more time indoors, but children still love to play outside. Emergency rooms across the state treat thousands of children for injuries related to sledding and ice skating as frostbite is a major concern for them and adults alike.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 25 High 46
Duluth Low 22 High 42
Central Minn. Low 26 High 47
Twin Cities Low 27 High 48
Marshall Low 33 High 54
Rochester Low 27 High 47
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 47 Low 31 Winds: S 15-25 mph Prec. None
Today’s sunrise: 7:27 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 4:48 p.m.
Normal High: 36
Normal Low: 24
We should see temperatures above average for the midweek before a bit of a cool down arrives for the weekend. A few spotty rain or snow showers will be possible along the way mainly Thursday and again on Saturday.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, 20% chance of light rain/snow. High 45 Low 28 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 39 Low 26 Wind: WNW 5-10 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, 20% chance of light snow. High 36 Low 25 Wind: NW 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 37 Low 21 Wind: WNW 10-15 mph Prec. None