Pleasant weather is on tap this week as we see a fair amount of sunshine and above-seasonal temperatures.
Today will see mainly sunny skies and mild temperatures. The daytime high will be just below zero with light southerly winds. A strong low pressure system will be bringing precipitation to portions of the Dakotas and Minnesota early this week, so you’ll want to check the forecast if you’re heading south.
Tuesday will see much the same weather as Monday. Skies are expected to remain mainly sunny, with high temperatures in the mid single digits. If the system to the south pushes a bit further north we may see more cloud cover, but that is not expected to be the case at this point. Winds will be north or north-westerly at 20 km/h.
Wednesday will once again feature mainly sunny skies and mild temperatures. Temperatures will be just below zero, with breezy southerly winds at 20 km/h.
The long range forecast continues to strongly suggest above-normal weather for the first half of December. The current weather pattern over North America is very typical of El Nino, with warm conditions across the western half of Canada and an active storm track across the southern US. Expect this pattern to continue as we move further into winter.