Winter remains on holiday vacation, but feeling cooler – Chris

Happy midweek to one and all across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Just for those who’ve lost track, it’s WEDNESDAY! It’s often fun to lose track of the days during this week of the year, and the weather is right on brand as Nature has lost track on the season. It’s getting closer though.

It’s cooler with highs in the 30s, though still about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than average across the state. The chance for flurries this evening will continue to diminish from northeast to southwest. Overnight lows will fall to either side of 30.

Thursday starts with clouds and a few flurries southeast of the metro. Clouds will decrease in the afternoon with a chance of returning sunshine, This would be gradual, and from northwest to southeast. Temperatures will be milder with highs in the upper 30s. 40s could return by Friday, with highs 15 to 20 degrees above average!

The final weekend of the new year will be a little cooler, only a few degrees above average with highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s. There is also a small chance of flurries, mainly across Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, Saturday night into Sunday.

Enjoy the calm, there are signs of patterns changing into January!
– Meteorologist Chris Reece