Nearly widespread heavy snow Sunday into early Monday

Minnesota’s Weather Authority currently has a forecast first alert in place for both Sunday and Monday. Meteorologist Wren Clair

A Winter Storm Watch is in place for Sunday morning through Monday morning across Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin can expect 6″ to 12″ of snow to fall from Sunday morning into Monday morning. Tonight into Saturday we’re dry, with a good deal of sunshine tomorrow morning. Cloud cover increases into tomorrow afternoon, with the slight chance for a few evening light snow showers. Scattered light snow is in place overnight Saturday. Even Sunday morning’s snowfall will be light at first, becoming more widespread and heavy towards the lunch hour.

Snow stays in place overnight into early Monday morning. A change over from snow to a wintry mix and predominantly rain for the metro Monday morning, will mean accumulating snowfall continuing only west and north of the rain snow line.

There remains some track disagreement regarding exactly where low tracks through Minnesota into Monday and Tuesday. Right now the trend it towards a warmer outcome for east-central and southeastern Minnesota into the start of the workweek. BUT you’ll want to stay up to date with the forecast because the positioning of this low pressure system into the start of next week, could lead to a cooler outcome than what it currently looks like. If there are track changes leading to cooler air winning out, then precipitation type would chance and additional snow would be a concern.

Have a wonderful night!