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Consistently Warm Through December?

The Climate Prediction Center continues to predict higher probabilities for above normal temperatures for the Northern Plains for the rest of December. Read More >

Patchy dense fog has developed across northwest Minnesota, but can't be ruled out elsewhere through the night. Visibilities may drop to one quarter mile at times. Where dense fog occurs slick spots may develop on untreated surfaces. Use caution and plan accordingly if traveling through the overnight hours.
Another round of light snow is expected later Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. Only a dusting of new snow is expected, but it will fall during the Tuesday evening commute, which could lead to a few slippery spots.
Warm temperatures are expected this week, but how warm? There will continue to be large variations in temperatures Tuesday through Sunday, so some areas will be warmer than others. These large temperature differences over short distances can be hard to relay in a forecast. Elevation and snow cover are two big reasons for large local variations in temperature. Although it will be "warmer" this week, the lower elevations of the Red River Valley and areas with deeper snow cover north of the highway 200 corridor will keep these areas a little cooler.