Drizzle & fog tonight into Friday, few slick spots possible north

Good evening! After another mild forecast today, overnight lows stay about ten degrees or more above average highs for this time of the year. Overnight lows for the metro will be in the mid to upper-30s. With light winds and more moisture building into the Upper Midwest, areas of fog will develop tonight. Locally dense fog is likely. Winds stay very light throughout your Friday forecast. The light winds, increased moisture and minimal daytime heating tomorrow (with our warm overnight lows) will mean that fog will be slower than normal to mix out. So, you may need to take it slower on the roads even late morning and or early afternoon tomorrow. On another note, astronomical winter begins tonight at 9:27 PM, which means moving forward towards late December we’ll start to slowly add more daylight each day.

Fog and drizzle stay in the forecast overnight for the metro. North of I-94 there could be some freezing drizzle, especially in typical cool spots. Freezing drizzle is more likely along and north of a line from about Wilmar to St. Cloud to Rice Lake. That being said, I’d be cautious across the north metro, and or typical cool spots. The amount of moisture will be trace, and damp-looking roads could actually be slick.

High temperatures tomorrow are in the mid-40s, with temperatures near 50° both Saturday and Christmas Eve Day Sunday. By Sunday the average high is 26°, and the record high is 46° set back in 1957. Saturday looks dry, with even a few peaks of sunshine (still trending pretty cloudy though). Rain returns Sunday morning, scattered and light at first, then filling in into the afternoon. Christmas day features more rainfall, and we keep a few scattered showers into Tuesday as well. Overall most of central and southern Minnesota could grab about 0.75″-1.25″ of rain.

Some light snowfall is possible Up North Sunday PM into Christmas morning, but this likely won’t stick. Light snow to a wintry mix is again possible mainly west north of the metro Monday, Christmas night into Tuesday AM.

Have a wonderful night!