Mark Anthony Meteorologist
Parts of Minnesota started off the week with some patches of fog Monday morning. Most of the region saw a blend of clouds and sun by Monday afternoon. Temperatures were in the upper 20s and low to mid-30s across the area.
A fairly quiet weather pattern continued Tuesday. Temperatures cooled down slightly Tuesday with highs generally reaching into the upper 20s.
By midweek, a couple of weak disturbances will push across the region. We could see some light snow and some patchy freezing drizzle Wednesday.
A secondary weather disturbance is expected to arrive Wednesday night into early Thursday. This system also could bring some light snow across the area. Some patchy freezing drizzle is also possible with the system. High temperatures Thursday should reach the lower 30s.
A surge of warmer air will follow Friday as temperatures are expected to reach into the mid 30s. A few spots across the state could be near 40 degrees.
At this stage it looks like the weekend will be quiet and dry with highs generally in the 30s.
Have a wonderful midweek and do drive carefully as the roads could be slick at times!
Weather history: On this date in 2004 the National Weather Service reported that “a strong cold front” pushed across Minnesota. By early in the morning, “the winds turned to the northwest and increased to 25 to 40 mph with gusts as high as 70 mph.” Wind gusts to 55 mph were reported in St. Cloud and Morris, 54 mph at Redwood Falls, and 52 mph at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. The NWS reported that “scattered trees were downed, and a few buildings received minor roof damage across the region.”
Weather fact: A major winter storm can last for several days and can “be accompanied by high winds, freezing rain or sleet, heavy snowfall, and cold temperatures.”
Sunrise: 7:53 a.m.
Sunset: 4:36 p.m.
Normal High: 22
Normal Low: 7
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead: Low 17, High 30
Duluth: Low 18, High 33
Central MN: Low 16, High 29
Twin Cities; Low 19, High 33
Rochester: Low 18, High 34
Marshall; Low 17, High 33
Wednesday: Becoming partly cloudy, 20 percent chance of light snow. High 29, Low 22, Wind: SE 5-10 mph, Prec. Trace-.20”.
A couple of weak weather disturbances will push across the Gopher State Wednesday and late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Temperatures will be above normal for the midweek and into the weekend. No major winter storms are on the horizon at this point.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, 20 percent chance of light snow, mainly early. High 33, Low 21, Winds: WNW 10-20 mph, Prec. Trace-.20”.
Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 36, Low 23, Wind: SW 5-10 mph, Prec. None.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 36, Low 24, Wind: S 10-15 mph, Prec. None.
Sunday. Partly cloudy. High 30, Low 18, Wind: NW 10-15 mph, Prec. None.