The good news is we may actually crack the double digits above zero within 48 hours.
One of the benefits of life in an Arctic air mass is you might see things you just don't see anywhere else.
Thanksgiving travelers in the upper Midwest will have clear sailing this holiday weekend, with one main exception.
After dumping heavy rains in Texas and the south Monday, the Thanksgiving week nor'easter makes the turn up the east coast Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday may be the day we can look back at and say wintery weather really started in Minnesota. A minor clipper with a coating of two inches of snow would barely get our attention in February. It's a minor news event in Minnesota in November.
Weather maps change pretty fast in November. Snow has a way of sneaking up when you least expect it.
Tuesday's storm delivered heavy wet snow. With temperatures just below freezing it will be a little icy underfoot Wednesday morning.
The rain and snow is mostly coming in on schedule. But each storm is unique, and this one shows one significant deviation from earlier model forecasts.
The good news: the upcoming weekend looks pretty decent. Now the slightly scary news: the weather maps are starting to look much more chaotic by mid-November.
Moisture from our next weather system is streaming north, just as sub-freezing air aloft is ready slide away to the north. The result could be a few minutes to hours of slushy snow flakes Tuesday morning.
Sunday may bring a sight not seen in Minnesota for months. It looks cold enough to produce the season's first snowflakes for parts of the state. The system's rain snow line appears to be set up right in the Twin Cities Sunday morning.
Sky watchers in the Upper Midwest will enjoy a rare celestial treat in the sky tonight.
Our next weather system is sliding into Minnesota with rain and cooler temps. The rain will be heaviest tonight into Tuesday morning. By the time it pulls out Tuesday evening, a good soaking rain of 1 to 2 inches plus will be another link in the chain that erases our late summer drought.
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch until 8 pm for the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota. The watch does not include the Twin Cities metro area.
Minnesota rides the eastern side of the strongest storm to hit the Upper Midwest in months.