By Todd Nelson, filling in for Paul Douglas:
BRR! There went one shoe. I am trying to figure out when the other will drop.
Get this, through Wednesday, the average November temperature in the Twin Cities was running nearly 12 degrees above average — the second-warmest start to any November on record. We've also accumulated nearly 4 inches of liquid this month, making it the seventh-wettest November on record.
Now, you've finally had to scramble to find your heavy coat in the back of the closet, but you can keep the shovels and snowblowers at bay for a bit. A quick-moving system will pass just south of us today and Saturday, with plowable snows likely just south of the I-90 corridor in southern Minnesota. Areas from Sioux Falls, S.D., to Milwaukee could see as much as 6 inches of snow or more.
At this point, I don't see any major snows brewing for us, but the weather pattern remains active into next week. However, it appears another surge of warmth may bring rain to parts of the state by Turkey Day. Snowflakes possible on Black Friday?