A weather maker is shaping up for mid week and we'll be tracking the chances of accumulating snowfall. Currently, a couple of inches of wet snow look to be most likely north of the Twin Cities.
Brrrr. Afternoon highs are likely to top out about 30 degrees shy of normal in the state today. Snow moves into parts of Minnesota Friday and Saturday. "The earlier sunrises and the later sunsets are the most positive things I can offer on a day when wind chill readings are bitterly cold," writes meteorologist Craig Edwards on Updraft.
Winds are likely to remain strong through midnight before diminishing across western Minnesota. By daybreak, the highest winds will be in far eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Another invasion of arctic air will dive south through the state today. And strong winds will likely whip up snow already on the ground later today in parts of central and southern Minnesota.
Expect a blustery Wednesday with winds shifting from the southwest to the northwest. Wind chill readings will be well below zero on Wednesday night.
A swath of light snow, accumulating an inch or two will pass through southwest Minnesota and Iowa this evening and overnight. With the cold temperatures this coating of snow will make for hazardous travel.
Another band of arctic air is descending into Minnesota and the northern U.S., bringing a wave of frigid temperatures expected to linger for most of the week. Relief comes Friday.
By Sunday morning temperatures will have fallen nearly 50 degrees in western Minnesota. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected across much of the state.
Use caution when taking to the roadways Tuesday and Tuesday night.
Temperatures in the single digits early Monday morning are going to to be even colder Tuesday. However, on Wednesday the cold air eases and temperatures will moderate some.
More heat and humidity are in store for southern Minnesota, where a heat advisory has been posted for today. Look for heat index values to once again approach 100 degrees this afternoon.
Powerful thunderstorms are expected to erupt along a cool front in northeast Minnesota this evening and then track southeast.
A cool front was draped over far northern Minnesota resulting in a rather larget cluster of thunderstorms early this morning. Debris clouds from the decaying storms will hold the tempreatures down in that region this afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a heat advisory for the greater Twin Cities Metro area from this afternoon until Thursday evening. The heat island of the urban region will hold overnight minimums in the upper 70s.
There has been a lot of talk about the heavy rain in some locations of Minnesota over the weekend. It is probably fair to point out that many places missed out on the more than generous rains.