Posted at 10:43 AM on November 21, 2007
by Paul Huttner
It's good to be a weatherman on Thanksgiving when the weather is quiet.
If you're traveling this holiday weekend around Minnesota, expect dry roads and good travel conditions right through the weekend. It will be a chilly Thanksgiving, with highs in the low 30's in southern Minnesota and 20's up north.
Historically, this will be a pretty typical Thanksgiving Day in Minneosta.
If you are headed to Chicago, Milwaukee or Des Moines you will run into some rain and snow. Snow advisories for 1 to 3 inches of wet slush are flying for southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
Power shoppers Friday will enjoy partly cloudy skies and a brisk day, with highs in the 30's after early morning temps in the chilly teens. Milder Pacific air will begin to blow in by Sunday, as we return to the 40's. It will be a perfect day to hang those Christmas Lights!
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Posted at 1:39 PM on November 21, 2007
by Craig Edwards
When the word snow is combined with a busy travel holiday folks usually hang around to hear the details. Last week when forecasters bandied about the potential for a snowfall close to the Twin Cities on Thanksgiving a few friends called upon their favorite weathercaster to clarify for the record.
Let me tell you, there is snow and then there is SNOW! Snow can mean a dusting to a calamity. Significant impact versus a nuisance!
Yes, forecasters a week in advance raised the awareness for travelers that nature may have some snow cooked up for the Thanksgiving menu. If your journey has you headed to points south and east of the Twin Cities you may wish to listen with clarity on the weather you may encounter.
This close call of travel woes was not much more than a couple hundred miles away. Travel safely down Interstate 94 later today. You may well encounter slick roadways just south of the Dells.