Well, November has finally arrived. The coldest air of the season settles across the area this weekend. The cold will moderate back above freezing next week but trails could stay closed until we get a consistent freeze. A dry stretch of weather ends with rain/snow showers on Thanksgiving Day.
Tacky trail conditions can be expected with all the rain recently. We are closing in on 4 inches of precipitation this month...so far the 7th wettest November on record.
Storm Stays South A quick-hitting storm spreads a plowable snow across Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois into Saturday. Snowfall rates could be 1-3 inches per hour with total amount 6-10 inches. This storm just clips southern Minnesota with the I-90 corridor blanketed in a 1-3 inch snowfall.
November 18 is the average first 1 inch snowfall for the Twin Cities, which we have yet to see. The other cities listed below will likely receive their first inch this weekend.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story