By Todd Nelson, filling in for Paul Douglas:
'Tis the season for extra layers, slippers, white-knuckle driving and overeating. Thanksgiving Day seems to be the kickoff and I've been prepping, eating in short bursts, hoping to expand my belly before the regrettable caloric indulgence that is likely to occur on Thursday.
While many are planning on traveling over the next couple of days, a storm system will wrap up over the central U.S., making for a few trouble spots. The good news is that significant snowfall looks unlikely close to home as the storm passes to our south, but rain changing to light snow Wednesday into Thursday may make for a slower commute as your mouth waters on the way to Grandma's house.
Temperatures dip a bit below average post-storm system through the end of the week, just cold enough for the possibility of a light coating of snow Sunday/Monday as another system swings through.
Keep in mind that we are nearly 8 inches below average snowfall at MSP this season, with no major dumps in sight.