Sabrina Ullman: Calm weather this week
Tonight will have clear skies and overnight lows mostly in the teens. A few spots along the Iron Range may drop to the single digits.
A northerly wind will become west late tonight but stay in the 5-10 mph range. Monday will have a southwest wind of 10-15 mph and afternoon highs in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Tuesday will be cloudy with similar temperatures to Monday. There is a slight chance of light snow in northern Minnesota as a weak cold front passes through in the evening.
Afternoon highs will be back in the 20s starting Wednesday. This week will have quiet but cooler conditions. We will still have temperatures above normal for this time of year, but most of the week will stay below freezing.
Conditions will be much better this week for ski hills to make snow, outdoor rinks to hopefully make ice, and ice conditions to improve on inland lakes.
That said, because of last week’s rain, ice on lakes has been softer than normal, so going by the minimum ice thickness guidelines may not be enough. Extra caution is advised for those going out on the lakes.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. North wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.
New Year’s Day
Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 28. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.