PAST CLIMATE MAPS
December is expected to experience above normal temperatures. Precipitation is favored to total below normal over much of the Midwest with above normal totals for portions of northern Minnesota and North Dakota.
Fair skies are favored to open the forecast period over much of the Midwest with clouds and snow for Minnesota's arrowhead region from Monday to Thursday, Dec. 1-4.
While generally sunny skies will rule for much of the Midwest look for clouds and light snow for the extreme eastern portions from Friday to Friday, Dec. 5-12.
Sunny with mild temperatures are favored from Saturday to Thursday, Dec. 13-18.
A winter storm is expected to pass over the Midwest beginning on Friday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 21. Locally heavy snow totals are possible, especially over the southern portions of the Midwest.
Cooler but sunnier weather is favored from Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 22-24.
Warmer temperatures along with fair skies are expected from Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 28.
A rain or snow event is favored to closeout the year from Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 29-31. Temperatures are expected to turn colder as this systems passes.