Sunday, 10 December, 2017

Storms possible this afternoon; fire weather concerns, also

Snow warning Snow warning
Melissa Porter | 04 December, 2017, 18:09

Overnight the low could fall to 40 degrees. Most of the Twin Cities area should see less than an inch beginning Monday evening, but as much as eight or more inches is possible in northern Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service.

Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 40 and winds 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts as high as 41 miles per hour.

THERE'S GOING TO be no break in the cold weather over the coming days with sleet and snow forecast later this week.

The cold snap and below average temperatures arrives in time for Santa and a tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the corner of West Third and Arch streets in Newberry.

Forecaster Dean Melde of the Duluth NWS office said the storm was expected to begin late Sunday and through most of Monday as rain, switching over to snow late Monday afternoon.

Looking ahead to next weekend, Saturday will be cold and mainly dry with sunny spells.

For those heading back out Thursday, the cold pattern will remain with a sunny and brisk day and a high of 36.

Those spells of rain will continue throughout Wednesday as it spreads eastwards across the country, with temperatures reaching as high as 13 degrees with fresh to strong southerly winds.

The forecaster has said that the country will experience a colder weather front from Wednesday onwards.

Thursday night, the low will be around 23 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 39, the weather service said.