Our wintry mix of snow, sleet and patchy light rain/freezing rain will transition to all snow in the Twin Cities metro area Saturday evening, with the snow continuing Saturday night into Sunday morning.
All snow is on tap for much of central and northern Minnesota, plus northwestern Wisconsin, Saturday evening into Sunday. Strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow and very low visibilities at times.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon:
Additional snow amounts Saturday evening through Sunday will be highest in central Minnesota and parts of northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin:
Additional snow amounts could range from 4 to 7 inches in the Twin Cities metro area Saturday evening through Sunday morning, with the highest amounts in the north metro.
Warnings and advisories
Here’s a closer look at the warnings and advisories. Blizzard warnings continue in Duluth and surrounding areas Saturday evening through Sunday morning, with winter storm warnings across most of the remainder of northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin:
This was a Saturday afternoon report from Duluth:
Central Minnesota is under a winter storm warning Saturday evening through Sunday morning, with a winter weather advisory posted for the Twin Cities metro area, southwestern Minnesota and parts of west-central Wisconsin:
Most of northwestern Minnesota remains in a winter storm warning through Sunday morning:
The NWS posts new snow reports on a map as they become available. You can hover over any location on the NWS map to see the snow total, plus the location and the time and date of the measurement.
Sunday highs will be in the 20s in northern Minnesota, with some lower 30s in the south.
Most of us will have highs in the 20s on Monday:
Highs in the 30s return to southern Minnesota and the metro area on Tuesday:
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.