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Comfortable temperatures to start the week

We’re starting the week with very typical mid-November weather both in terms of appearance and the way it feels outside as clouds and near 40-degree temperatures are expected for our Monday. A storm system from the Plains is producing these clouds while it also works to pull in some slightly warmer air ahead of its arrival in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Despite the general gloom, temperatures will reach the lower 40s this afternoon and because winds will be fairly light all day, it will actually feel like the 30s and lower 40s without the additional wind chill impact.

Light rain will develop during the evening hours and linger through much of the night, possibly mixing with a little light snow after midnight along and east of the Mississippi River where temperatures aloft will be a little colder. Overnight low temperatures will be in the low to mid-30s with a slight westerly breeze.

A little afternoon sunshine will help temperatures Tuesday reach into the mid-40s across the area as we’ll be between storm systems. Drier air will move in behind our Monday night system, keeping the weather quiet for about a day.

Despite extra clouds in the area for Wednesday, temperatures will still manage to climb well into the 40s. Light rain will accompany those clouds in the afternoon hours, hanging around into the evening. A little snow may mix in later in the night and for early Thursday, but most of the accumulation potential will be just northwest of the area. High temperatures Thursday will be in the mid-30s with a brisk northwest breeze.

The end of the week and weekend look a bit cooler, but also fairly sunny as high pressure moves in. Look for high temperatures in the mid-30s to lower 40s between Friday and Sunday.

Ted Schmidt

Morning and Noon Meteorologist

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