Skip to main content
Publish date:

Freezing drizzle, light snow through Friday; warm weekend ahead for Minnesota

Nothing major, but a nuisance of a system is moving through the region.

A little freezing drizzle and snow is in the forecast for the Twin Cities and parts of southern Minnesota through Friday. Nothing major, but a nuisance system is moving through the area. 

"A weak storm will move slowly across the Upper Midwest tonight, and through Friday. Snowfall amounts will be light and under an inch. There is a chance of freezing drizzle mixed with the snow. The mix precipitation could cause slippery road condition, especially on untreated roadways, bridges and overpasses," says the National Weather Service (Twin Cities). 

Tab2FileL (2)

The forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service notes that precipitation won't be everywhere in Minnesota, but where it does fall it will likely start as freezing drizzle before changing over to snow, then back to freezing drizzle. 

Less than an inch of snow is expected and a maximum of a couple hundredths of an inch of ice accumulation from the freezing drizzle, the weather service says. 

Here's a look at the HRRR model's simulated future radar through late-morning Friday. Nothing overly impressive, and it speaks to the weather service's note that precipitation coverage won't be widespread.  


The weekend will be warm with highs possibly exceeding 40 degrees Sunday across southern Minnesota, including in the Twin Cities. Normal temperatures return by Tuesday with the potential for a colder shot of Arctic air by the second week of February. 

Again, no big storm systems are in Minnesota's immediate future. There are signs that something could impact the middle of the country mid- to- late-next week, but that's way too far out to get caught up in at this point. The National Weather Service isn't talking about it so neither will we. 

Next Up

Mike Zimmer

Vikings fans clamor for change after latest bad loss under Mike Zimmer

The "fire Mike Zimmer" tweets are raging on Twitter again.

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown

The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Tanner Morgan

Report: Gophers to play in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Gophers will reportedly head to Phoenix to take on West Virginia.

Adam Thielen

Winless Lions beat Vikings on final play of game

Adam Thielen also left early with an ankle injury

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 7-0 on Willis' late 3-pointer

The Gophers earned back-to-back road victories for the first time since January 2017.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.


Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.


Light snow, freezing drizzle for parts of Minnesota on Tuesday

Plus, a preview of the weather on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.


Light snow Tuesday in southern MN; more active pattern soon?

The Twin Cities hasn't had a major winter storm since Thanksgiving weekend.

snow, buses, metro transit

Snow totals upped, Twin Cities could get up to a foot

We're in for a doozy late Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

shoveling snow

Snow chances return Monday in eastern Minnesota, Wisconsin

Nothing major at this point, according to the National Weather Service.

snow, slush (submitted photo, ok to use)

Snow, freezing rain for southern MN; Twin Cities possibly spared

The rest of the week looks pretty quiet, albeit cold Tuesday-Thursday.

Accumulating snow for the Twin Cities on Monday

A half a foot of snow isn't out of the question for the metro.


NWS watching potential for snow in Minnesota this weekend

The weather service says the storm track will likely change between now and then.