Warmth and sunshine will dominate in Minneapolis through Wednesday before cooler temperatures and some showers move in to finish the day Friday.
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons will both feature sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid-70s. Tuesday's high reached 76 degrees.
As the evening rolls around, temperatures will begin to drop. Overnight lows will settle in the mid-50s on Wednesday.
Come Wednesday evening, showers may move into the area. This rain will be intermittent through Friday when temperatures will drop into the high 60s. The day Friday will feeler cooler with a high in the upper 60s and a breeze at times.
Cloudy skies and occasional rain will continue until Sunday.
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should be able enjoy a snowy scene for the holiday.
People who are dreaming of a white Christmas across the interior Northwest may see their dreams come true this year as another storm impacts the region.
While snow falling around the Christmas holiday may create an ideal setting for celebrations, massive storms that have slammed parts of the country in the last decade have created mass chaos.
Rain and thunderstorms, some capable of producing severe weather, will affect much of the South from Tuesday into Christmas Eve.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring windy and wet weather to the British Isles and northern Europe.
A storm bearing gusty winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the East and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
New Orleans, LA (1989)
1" of snow.
Chicago, IL (1993)
Only 0.2" of snow to this point in the season an all time low for so late in the season.
Marquette, MI (2000)
113.3" of snow to this point in the season.