Mild & dry weekend, cooler Thanksgiving week

Good evening and happy Friday! Typically, when we’re talking about a day that features temperatures about 20-25 degrees cooler than the day before, it feels cold. But not today! Today was still a lovely fall day, with highs reaching 46° in the Twin Cities and even some upper-40s across western and southern Minnesota. So, while today was more seasonable, we still did trend warm. We saw plenty of sunshine today, and we’ll see sunny skies tomorrow as well across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Your weekend forecast is a mild one. Temperatures will be in the mid to low-50s both Saturday and Sunday. The main difference between the two days is that cloud cover builds in Sunday afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies by Sunday night. We don’t have any precipitation in the forecast this weekend.

Light scattered rain showers are possible Monday afternoon. The more likely timing for rain changing over to a rain/snow mix, will be Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Light scattered snow showers are possible early Tuesday morning. However, both Monday and Tuesday during the daytime hours, skies stay mostly dry (so not a washout of a day either day). Temperatures cool off few degrees each day Monday into Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday looks to be unseasonably cool with highs the upper-20s and low-30s. However, travel weather in the region looks very accommodating over the holiday week, with no significant precipitation. The East Coast will not be so lucky with easy holiday travel weather.

Have a wonderful weekend!