Slick spots overnight into Saturday morning, then afternoon and night sctd. snow
Patchy fog and freezing fog overnight into early Saturday morning could make for icy spots and poor visibility at times. Winds pick up tomorrow morning behind a cold front, so I don’t expect the fog to linger long into Saturday morning.
After high temperatures in the low-40s for the metro, tonight ends up being an another unseasonably mild night. Overnight lows stay in the mid to upper-20s across most of central and southern Minnesota into west-central Wisconsin, with low-20s and some teens Up North (average highs are in the mid-20s). Right now I expect increasing cloud cover overnight from west northwestern to east-southeastern Minnesota into Saturday morning. That being said, if the cloud cover is slower to build in, temperatures would be a bit cooler tonight than what I mentioned above.
Either way, highs tomorrow look to be in the low-30s and upper-20s across the state, with breezy northwesterly winds. Scattered light snow is possible Saturday morning across northern and western Minnesota, with flurries and scattered snow more likely across eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin by the afternoon and evening. From Saturday afternoon through before sunrise Sunday a Coating-1″ of snowfall is possible. The higher end of the range is more likely across eastern MN into western Wisconsin.
I can’t rule out a few Saturday PM/night snow squalls. This could lead to rapidly worsening visibility with a quick and intense burst of snow. I don’t expect this to be widespread, but if you’re driving a long distance tomorrow late in the day, don’t be taken aback if you encounter this. If you get caught in a snow squall go slower on the roads and turn on your headlights.
Sunday is breezy with decreasing clouds and highs in the low-30s. The New Year start with dry skies and above average temperatures throughout the week.
Happy New Year!!!