Mild and showery weather early this week in Minneapolis will give way to much colder and even snowy weather for communities farther north by late in the week.
A warm front pushing north across the area early this week will bring spotty showers, as well as breezy and mild conditions. Highs will be in the lower 70s, about 15 degrees above normal, in Minneapolis on Tuesday and Wednesday.
However, big changes will arrive by Thursday as a storm plowing into the West Coast with heavy rain and snow shifts east. A steadier, heavier rain across much of Minnesota will keep temperatures way down from previous days.
Across northern Minnesota, temperatures will fall even lower, allowing for the potential of snow by late Thursday or Friday. International Falls and Duluth are among the areas that may receive some snow.
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While no major storms are pressing the northeastern United States in the short-term, milder air will trigger spotty, light snow and freezing drizzle to start the week.
Urduja, known globally as Kai-tak, will continue to unleash life-threatening flooding rain and mudslides as it slowly crosses the Philippines into Monday.
As frigid air plunges into and builds over the central United States, a stormy pattern with snow, ice and rain may unfold from Texas to Maine for Christmas holiday travelers.
Those getting a head start on holiday travel across the Rockies and Midwest late this week may be faced with disruptive snow along the way.
While waves of arctic air will continue to pour across the Great Lakes and New England this weekend, milder air will surge farther northward early this week.
The cold reprieve unfolding across the United States will not last long with waves of chilly air set to invade many parts of the country in the days leading up to Christmas.
Winds will again kick up and become strong, raising the risk of rapidly spreading wildfires in Southern California through Sunday as firefighters continue to battle the historic Thomas Fire.
After an unseasonably quiet start to December in the northwestern United States, a significant storm will set its sights on the region spanning Tuesday to Wednesday.