By DJ Kayser, filling in for Paul Douglas:
Those are two words you typically associate with November. They're also words you haven't really been able to associate with this November yet. For example, Thursday was the first time the Twin Cities saw a temperature of 30 degrees this season, the latest that has occurred in records dating to 1873. Meanwhile, we have yet to see a tenth of an inch of snow at the Twin Cities airport, the latest in the season since 2007.
Unfortunately, we have been jolted back to reality on the temperature front, thanks to the strong storm that came through earlier this week. While the sun may look warm today, you'll want to bundle up if you're heading out to, say, the Gophers game, as highs will only be in the 20s. Temperatures will warm back into the 30s Sunday for the Vikings- Packers game, and then into the 40s early next week.
The next storm chance for southern Minnesota arrives mid to late next week. We'll have a close eye on it as it could bring a wintry mix just in time for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.