COOL AIR TO START THE WEEK

Low temperatures easily dropped into the upper single digits and teens in northern and eastern Minnesota with lower 20s found in Wisconsin. The reason for the warmer readings to the east was the increased amounts of clouds there. In fact, high temperatures also stayed a little warmer in northwest Wisconsin as most spots warmed into the 20s there. Monday will be the coolest day of the week with warmer and dry days ahead this week!

Tonight will be clear, calm and rather cool once again. Luckily, we will not be as cold as Sunday night, but low temperatures will once again be positioned in the teens for most cities. The Northland will rebound into the 30° range for the daytime hours Tuesday as quite a bit of sun will be present! This will be due to a southerly wind dragging in drier air for the area. Say hello to the sunshine because we will see a fair amount of it over the course of the week!

An increase in clouds is likely Tuesday night as temperatures will hold constant in the lower 20s for most spots. Enhanced cloud coverage throughout the rest of the week will keep us quiet and fairly warm for this time of year at night. Warmer temperatures are likely each and every day of the week. By the time Thursday, Friday and the weekend arrive we will warm well into the mid to upper 30s in many spots. Some isolated spots will reach the 40° range for the first weekend of December as plentiful snow melt will be ongoing.

As mentioned, plan on a mild and dry pattern over the next seven days and possibly beyond. The best chance for precipitation will come into play late in the weekend and perhaps into Monday of next week. It all depends on the timing and track of a clipper system jetting in from Canada. Snowfall will likely be minimal with accumulation amounts but we will track this system closely. Thanks to this mild and dry pattern, we have dropped out of the Top 5 rank of snowiest seasons on record. So far, over 30" of snow has been recorded in Duluth!

Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli

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