Mild end to November, mild start to December
Good evening! Today was a gorgeous late November day with mostly sunny skies and above average high temperatures in the Upper Midwest! Highs reach into the upper-40s for the Twin Cities (record highs are in the low-60s, and average highs are in the mid-30s). Much of southwestern Minnesota had high temperatures in the low-50s today. Temperatures are cooler tomorrow, with breezy northwesterly winds. Despite the cool-down, your Thursday forecast is still a slightly above average one, with highs in the upper-30s. Temperatures this month have been close to 3.5 degrees above average, with precipitation being way below average (about 1.47″ of liquid equivalent below average). November 2023, will be one of the driest Novembers on record. So far this month, the Twin Cities has seen 0.04″ of moisture, and 0.5″ of snowfall this month. The Twin Cities averages 6.8″ of snowfall for the month of November.
As we kickstart December and meteorological winter this Friday, our mild and predominantly dry weather pattern holds. Count on increasing cloud cover Friday, with mostly cloudy skies Friday PM through the weekend forecast. High temperatures Friday through most of next week look to stay in the mid to upper-30s for the Twin Cities. The chance for light scattered snow showers returns Saturday overnight into Sunday morning, with a spotty rain/snow mix possible at times during the day on Sunday. No accumulation is expected. The best chance for light snow looks to be Monday evening, overnight into early Tuesday. Light accumulation is possible at that time, but whatever accumulates should quickly melt with the mild temperatures ahead.
Have a wonderful night!