Warmer and breezy tomorrow, mainly dry and mild workweek

Here’s your Monday evening forecast for December 18, 2023 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Wren Clair.

After a seasonably cool Monday forecast, temperatures stay chilly in the mid teens tonight. With increasing cloud cover and winds ending up out of the south tonight, your Tuesday forecast will is warmer, but also breezy. So Tuesday morning will still feel chilly, with wind chills between about 8° to 13° through the morning commute for the metro.

High temperatures tomorrow are back in the upper-30s, with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Wednesday features more sunshine, with partly to mostly sunny skies and highs around 40°. Most of your workweek is dry and mild, apart from the slight chance for spotty light showers Thursday night into Friday morning. A few flurries could be mixed in at time, but that’s more likely Up North.

Temperatures continue to warm into the holiday weekend, with highs in the mid to even upper-40s on Sunday. The record high temperature for the Twin Cities on December 24th is 46°, 1957. Right now it looks like the metro will make a run for a high of 48° this Sunday on December 24th. Rain also returns Sunday PM, but it looks to be mainly scattered light rain. By Sunday overnight into Christmas Day, more widespread moderate rainfall looks likely for central and southern Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Winds look blustery Christmas Day as well. Some snowfall is likely Christmas Eve into Christmas Day across far northern Minnesota. You’ll want to stay up to day with the forecast as timing and or track changes could lead to changes in your holiday forecast.

Fortunately, right now I don’t expect major travel inconveniences for most throughout this holiday week/weekend.

Have a wonderful night!