We saw a quiet Thanksgiving this year, thanks to a break in our active weather pattern, but it won’t stay quiet for long as another storm system heads towards the region for the weekend. Tonight, parts of the area could see a wintry mix of freezing drizzle and light snow started around midnight and lasting into the Friday morning. Very minor accumulations are expected, but it could make for slippery or icy roads overnight into the first part of Friday. Be sure to use caution when traveling. Low temperatures will be in the mid 25s with cloudy skies and light winds out of the southeast at 3-8 mph.
Heading out early Friday morning for some Black Friday shopping? Plan ahead as it will be chilly with temperatures in the 20s throughout the morning and watch out for slick roads and sidewalks due to a wintry mix of freezing drizzle and light snow before 9 am. Winds will be breezy out of the southeast at 10-15 mph. Additional wintry mix of freezing drizzle and light snow is possible Friday evening before changing into a rain/snow mix overnight. Minor snow accumulation are possible.
By Saturday, southern Minnesota and northern Iowa are looking at a chance for rain throughout the day with highs in the upper 30s and breezy southeast winds. As temperatures cool Saturday evening, we’ll see rain mix with snow for the overnight hours and then transition into all snow by Sunday. An inch or two of accumulation is possible on Sunday.
Travel around the Midwest will once again be impacted in places, just at folks are trying to return home from Thanksgiving. While southern Minnesota and northern Iowa look to see fewer impacts this weekend, the Dakotas and northern Minnesota and Wisconsin will experience major travel impacts starting late Friday and lasting into early Sunday.
A much more tranquil weather pattern sets up for the start of December next week and brings cooler temperatures to the region as well. Monday will feel highs only in the upper 20s with partly sunny skies. Lower 30s are possible Tuesday and Wednesday with with partly to mostly sunny skies. Thursday looks to see high temperatures back above freezing in the mid 30s with mostly sunny skies.