Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMPX 031104
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
430 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2016
High pressure covered Minnesota overnight but it wasn`t enough to
prevent cloud cover from blanketing the state along with a few areas
of flurries drifting over the state. Temperatures dropped into the
20s to around 30s statewide. Clouds will linger through the day
today as high pressure slowly shifts off to the east, allowing a
weak cold front to approach from the west. Highs today will only hit
the mid 20s to mid 30s with lows tonight in the 20s to around 30.
A weak cold front will slide across the state on Sunday, bringing
mainly snow showers, possibly mixed with rain showers for
southeastern Minnesota, early Sunday through Sunday evening. Minor
snow accumulations are possible in far eastern Minnesota,
potentially up to an inch. Highs will actually warm a bit on Sunday,
ranging through the 30s.
The forecast continues to look tame for the first half of next week
but will become much colder. A more potent but drier cold front
looks to swing through the Northern Plains and Minnesota Monday into
Tuesday, dragging a cold front through the state on Tuesday.
Scattered areas of light snow are expected for northern and eastern
portions of the state, but little in the way of accumulating snow.
The more significant impact will be much colder temperatures on the
way, dropping temperatures day by day through the week next week.
Highs will drop into the teens by Wednesday with lows in some
portions plummeting into the single digits. With breezier conditions
expected for the latter half of the week, wind chill values will
drop to between zero and 10 degrees below zero from Wednesday
through the rest of the week.