Detailed forecast

Fri, Jan 24, 2020: Continued cloudy skies across all of Minnesota today with occasional flurries/light snow showers over the Arrowhead and eastern/southeastern portions of the state. Light north-northwest winds continue to bring in slightly drier and cleaner air as air quality has improved from Yellow (moderate) to Green (good) over much of southern Minnesota. Saturday will see continued clouds and light wind flow with temperatures in the mid 20s to mid 30s statewide. Despite the somewhat murky conditions, air quality will continue Green in most areas as northerly flow becomes more westerly during the day as weak high pressure settles in over western portions of the state. On Sunday, winds will become northerly, but on the light side with clouds continuing and few snow flurries. A morning inversion will allow for some pollutant trapping; however, sustained Yellow air quality conditions are not expected at most locations. Continued clouds Monday and Tuesday as weak high pressure moves across the state. Increasing south-southwesterly flow late Tuesday into Wednesday will allow for slightly warmer conditions and snow melt, but continued clouds. Air quality conditions expected to be Green for the majority of the time; however, overall AQI numbers to slowly climb as pollutants begin to build over the region.