StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 39° / Low 28°... Cloudy today with pockets of drizzle or flurries possible. Light snow showers or flurries possible tonight, but little or no accumulations expected.
Last updated Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:36 AM....
A large and slow moving storm system will continue to impact our area today with mainly cloudy skies, but any precip that falls today will be on the light side as we get in the "dry slot" of the storm. The dry slot is caused by drier air getting wrapped into the system and tends to shut off the precip, except for perhaps some pockets of drizzle or flurries. We already hit our high for today around 39º at 4am... and temps will remain steady in the mid 30s for much of the day.
Since any precip that falls today will be on the light side and since temps this morning remained well above freezing... the NWS cancelled the Winter Weather Advisories that were in place across NW parts of the viewing area.
As advertised, the heavy snow with this storm fell well to our west across Central to SW Minnesota, SE South Dakota & NW Iowa... where 6"-9" were common. About 3"-4" of snow fell in the Twin Cities.
The low will slowly shift east across the region tonight and Wednesday. As it does, some wrap around moisture could cause some light snow showers or flurries tonight as temps should slip into the 20s in most areas. Little if any snow accumulations are expected.
Some flurries could linger in spots Wednesday morning, otherwise clouds will be rather slow to move out through the day. Expect highs tomorrow in the mid-upper 30s.
Looking Ahead... Thursday starts a prolonged period of dry weather right through at least Monday of next week. A weak system could cause some light rain showers or wintry mix around Tuesday of next week.
Temps will climb well above average with highs in the upper 30s Thursday... warming into the low-mid 40s Friday through Monday. Overall, a pretty mild start to the month of December!
Have a great Tuesday! -Bill Graul