What a beautiful picture from the National Weather Service out of Charleston West Virginia. Here's what they had to say: "Fall foliage and snow scene taken by one of our own forecasters Sunday, along the South Fork of Red Creek, in the mountains northeast of Elkins, West Virginia."
Lingering Snowfall in the Northeast
A large storm system swirling in eastern Canada will continue to keep scattered rain and snow showers in the forecast through the middle part of the work week. However, note the next blob of moisture moving in from the west, the may help to add to the snowfall tallies across parts of the Northeast through the end of the week.
Much of the snow from the weekend has tapered, but another surge of moisture will push in by the end of the week/weekend ahead with enough lingering cold air to turn it into additional snowfall across the far north and high elevations!
Colder Than Average in the Northeast
Temps will remain quite chilly across the Northeast over the next several days as the trough of low pressure continues to cycle down colder Canadian.
High temperatures on Tuesday will be running nearly 10F to 15F below average. It appears that temps will remain cooler than average for much of the week before getting closer to average by Saturday.
Wet leaf puddles will be bountiful later Tuesday as a waterlogged storm system blows in from the west. Latest model runs suggest nearly 1 inch of rain or more across the southern part of the state by midday Wednesday. I could even see a few wet snowflakes mixing in across the Arrowhead and northern Wisconsin by early Wednesday morning.
Drier winds return later this week and turn out of the south, which will help to push the mercury up to near 60 degrees Friday. Unfortunately, it'll be short lived. Another cold front slaps us with brisk winds on Saturday. A few more flakes will be possible up north this weekend and most across the state could see frost Sunday morning.
Weather maps are slowly starting to change, but nothing major is brewing just yet.
1830: A 'heat wave' hits Ft. Snelling. The high temperature reached 80.
Average High/Low for Minneapolis
Average Low: 37F (Record: 12F set in 1887)
*Daylight Lost Since Summer Solstice: ~5hours and 9mins
2.5 Days After Last Quarter