Mild forecast to kickoff 2024

Here’s your Monday evening forecast for January 1, 2024 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Wren Clair.

Good evening and happy new year!!! Warmer air arrived for western and much of northern Minnesota today, but was slower to build into eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. So that meant that we ended up with a seasonable January day, as highs only made it into the mid-20s in the metro today. Freezing drizzle is possible overnight into Tuesday morning as a weak front move through. A few slick spots are possible with the freezing drizzle, but I do not expect this to be widespread.

High temperatures tomorrow are back in the mid-30s. Throughout this first week of 2024, temperatures will be about 5° to 10° above average this week. That being said, it will feel like winter as temperatures are much closer to normal compared to December. A handful of chances for mainly light scattered snowfall return Friday afternoon through the weekend. I don’t expect more than an inch or two for the Twin Cities, but northern and north central Minnesota could see more than a few inches of snow over Friday PM through the weekend. Stay up to date with the forecast as timing, track and potential snowfall totals are likely to shift a bit between now and late this week.

Have a wonderful night!