By Todd Nelson, filling in for Paul Douglas:

My shovel feels neglected. It has been staring at me longingly from the corner of the garage for weeks now. I'm not sure what to tell it other than I'm sure it'll snow at some point this winter. Trust me, I'm a weatherman.

Aside from a couple of rough commutes, we've been sliding through the snow season relatively easily so far. Minneapolis-St. Paul is running nearly 8 inches below average snowfall so far this season, Duluth nearly 10 inches below average and International Falls nearly 16 inches below average.

No surprise though, as the Twin Cities recently saw their fourth-warmest November on record and are more than 10 degrees above average this month. International Falls is nearly 18 degrees above average this month, making it the warmest start to a December on record.

Much warmer-than-average weather continues through the week, with a little light rain possible Wednesday. Things begin to cool this weekend as a storm system approaches. It may even be cold enough for some snow. Stay tuned.