By Mark Anderson,
We had a beautiful weekend for this time of the year. Temperatures were in the mid- to upper 30s Sunday across northern Minnesota.
In central and west central Minnesota some 40s showed up once again. This melted what little snow is left across the area. It is not looking good for parts of Minnesota seeing a “white Christmas” this year. The definition of a white Christmas is having one inch of snow or more on the ground on Christmas Day.
Temperatures will remain above average for the midweek. We could see a little bit of snow or rain on Wednesday across parts of the area. Most of the region should remain dry, however. High temperatures should reach the upper 30s and lower 40s across the region.
We will cool down for late in the week as a weak cold front arrives. This system could bring a little bit of snow late Friday and again on Sunday. It doesn’t look like these disturbances will produce much in the way of snowfall.
In case you are wondering for the week of Christmas, it looks like temperatures will be slightly below average. There is projected to be a system that has the potential for some light snow. We will have to wait and see, but stay alert if you are planning on doing any traveling, as the roads could potentially be slick at times.
Weather history: On this date in 1983 National Weather Service data shows that there were record low temperatures all across Minnesota. For example, temperatures were 28 below- to 52 below zero F across the region! Mora set a record low of 52 degrees below zero and Little Falls dropped to 42 degrees below zero! Meanwhile, Jordan, St. Cloud and Cambridge all hit 41 degrees below zero!
Sunrise: 7:58 a.m.
Sunset: 4:38 p.m.
Normal High: 20
Normal Low: 4
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead: Low 25, High 38
Duluth: Low 26, High 35
Central MN: Low 27, High 41
Twin Cities: Low 29, High 42
Rochester: Low 26, High 40
Marshall: Low 28, High 46
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 41 Low 27 Wind: SW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Temperatures will be above average for the midweek. A weak system could bring some light rain or light snow across the parts of the area late Friday and again by Sunday. Temperatures will cool off over the weekend.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 31 Low 20 Winds: WNW 10-20 mph Prec. None
Friday: Mostly cloudy, 30-percent chance of light snow late. High 30 Low 23 Wind: ESE 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 31 Low 18 Wind: WSW/WNW 5-15 mph Prec. None
Sunday. Partly to mostly cloudy, 20-percent chance of light snow. High 24 Low 12 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”