Monday, Nov. 29, could provide for slippery morning commute, but expect a warm up this week
Plenty of warm days to get in errands, shopping and decorate outside for the holidays.
After a cold Thanksgiving Day, temperatures are forecast to moderate as the calendar continues its push into December.
Temperatures this week may reach the mid-40s providing plenty of warm days for those participating in the Brighten Baxter contest for holiday light displays as well as anyone else who may be adding to their outside decorations or just looking for mild shopping weather.
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But first things first as Monday morning, Nov. 29, may bring slippery driving conditions.
The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a hazardous weather outlook Sunday for light snow, from a dusting up to an inch possible, that could make for a slippery start to the work week on area roadways.
“Snow will continue Monday and will gradually end from west to east during the day and evening. Snow accumulation on roads may create slippery stretches for the Monday morning commute," the weather service reported. "A little freezing rain or sleet is possible as snow tapers off. Total snow accumulation of a dusting in central Minnesota to as much as 4 inches in portions of the Arrowhead are expected. Accumulating snow should end by early Monday evening. Roads may be slippery for the evening commute for portions of north-central Minnesota, and Arrowhead, and northwest Wisconsin.
“Another clipper is forecast to graze northern Minnesota Tuesday night and Wednesday. Another coating up to an inch or two of snow accumulation is possible.”
Monday’s temperatures are expected to hit a high of 41 with a south wind that could gust as high as 25 mph. Expect partly sunny conditions Monday leading the way to a mostly sunny Tuesday with a high near 37 degrees. There is a 20% chance for snow after midnight Tuesday.
But Wednesday could be the warmest day of the week with a high near 45 degrees possible with a southwest wind.
The rest of the week into the first weekend of December is forecast to be quiet in terms of weather. Look for partly sunny skies, with highs in the 30s during the day and lows mostly in the 20s at night. The next chance for snow is listed for Saturday with a slight chance overnight.
The normal high for this time of year is 32 degrees. The Brainerd area reached 50 degrees Nov. 23 and posted a high of 41 degrees Saturday. The coldest day of the month, thus far, came on Thanksgiving.