Weather looks pretty good for Christmas Day in Minnesota

Maybe some light snow or mixed precipitation for some.
Publish date:

It's shaping up to be an uneventful Christmas Day weather-wise in Minnesota, with nothing more than some light snow and maybe a touch of freezing drizzle to impact parts of the state. 

"Mixed precipitation is possible Christmas Day into Thursday," says the National Weather Service. "Patchy freezing drizzle and some fog is possible from parts of central MN into western WI Christmas Morning. The freezing drizzle will transition to light snow by Thursday afternoon over central MN with some light accumulation possible."

The Twin Cities could escape with zero precipitation impacts, while most of Minnesota is expected to avoid any travel impacts until Christmas night. 

Tab3FileL (2)

Here's the simulated future radar from the NAM computer model. Nothing impressive, but some precipitation will certainly move through parts of the state. 


Things look to dry out Friday with uncertainty about what will unfold over the weekend.

The weather service notes that models are not in agreement beyond Friday, with the American model trying to develop a stronger storm system that would move somewhere through the region, while the European and Canadian models keep things much less snowy in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. 

The good news is that very few travel impacts are expected for the middle of the week, in addition to temperatures remaining in the upper 30s to near 40 through Thursday.  

Next Up

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

snow, plow

Snowy Saturday: Here's how much snow is forecast in Minnesota

Snow will reach the metro area by the early afternoon.

Cam Talbot

Wild improve to 4-1 with victory over Dubnyk, Sharks

The 4-1 win gives the Wild four victories in five games to start the season.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice, Allina Health CEO found dead in Iowa

The 21-year-old was found dead in the parking lot of a sorority, according to police.

Screen Shot 2020-09-04 at 8.42.40 PM

Federal charges: MN marijuana lobbyist threatened U.S. representative

"I want you to be as scared as possible," the voicemail allegedly says.

coronavirus, masks, covid-19

Wisconsin Republicans aim to end governor's mask mandate

They've introduced a resolution to remove the governor's emergency powers.

Ted Schweich

Community group hopes to install billboard to get neighbor a kidney

A group called "Team Ted" aims to raise $5,000 to find their friend a kidney donor.


Boring weather pattern could get more exciting Christmas week

There might be some festive snow in the forecast.

snow, brown grass, white Christmas

About Minnesota's chances of a statewide white Christmas...

More snow in October than December? It appears so.

Will warmup threaten chances for a white Christmas?

Another cold start to the week but warmer days are ahead.

Cold rain Friday-Sunday, watching snow chances for next week

Mixed precipitation will be possible in central and northern Minnesota.

What are our chances of having a white Christmas?

Time to mentally prepare yourself for a lot of grey and brown colors?

Light rain washing away Twin Cities' chances of a white Christmas

There could be big travel impacts with a storm system arriving next week.

slush, snow

It might be cold enough for some slushy snow on Saturday

It's looking like a wet Saturday, with snow possibly mixing in for some.