Saturday snowfall and strong winds

Happy Friday! Today was a cloudy, but mild day. Most of the Twin Cities saw temperatures in the upper-40s today, with an official high of 49° for the Twin Cities (today’s record is 50°, 1939,1990). While our overnight lows are mild tonight, and technical high temperatures for Saturday will be in the mid-30s. So Saturday’s high temperatures will occur before most of us wake up tomorrow morning. Snowfall is likely overnight across most of western and northern Minnesota. While we could see a wintry mix at times, especially at the onset of precipitation, the expect predominantly snow across Minnesota into Wisconsin.

Eastern Minnesota and the Twin Cities will see scattered snow by about 9 AM. Scattered light snowfall stays in the forecast throughout your Saturday forecast, tapering off west to east Saturday evening. Most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin could see a coating to 2″ of snowfall. The exception to this snowfall range will be northwest of a line from about Alexandria to Brainerd to International Falls.

Winds are strong out of the northwest tomorrow, with falling daytime temperatures. So by Saturday afternoon, it will feel like temperatures are in the mid-teens in the Twin Cities. Some blowing and drifting snow will be possible, especially across western and northwestern Minnesota, where wind gusts could reach 40-50 mph. Across eastern Minnesota, wind gusts reach to about 30-40 mph.

Sunday morning is a seasonably chilly one, with temperatures in the teens. Sunday morning features some cloud cover, but decreasing clouds Sunday should open up to mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. Next week looks very dry, with another warm-up on the way.

Have a wonderful weekend!