Another shot of (light) snow ahead for Sunday

Twin Cities rides the northern edge of Sunday's snow system.

the morning after a big snow storm
The days of outdoor dining are numbered as St. Paul wakes up after it's first significant snow storm.
Kathryn Styer Martinez | MPR News

The weekend is here.

Saturday looks quiet, if unseasonably chilly across Minnesota. Sunday brings the next October snow system to southern Minnesota.

Sunday snow zone: Southern Minnesota

At least we’re spreading the snow around this week. A band of snow develops across southwest Minnesota late Saturday night. The core of Sunday’s accumulating snowfall favors southwest Minnesota and the I-90 corridor. The system likely just grazes the Twin Cities with lighter snowfall.

Here’s the Canadian model solution.

Canadian model Sunday
Canadian model Sunday
Environment Canada via tropical tidbits

Plowable southwest

Sunday’s system has the potential to drop a few inches of snow in southwest Minnesota. Most of the models I trust suggest around an inch or so for the Twin Cities. Highest totals favor the south metro.

Here’s the Canadian model snowfall output.

Canadian model snowfall output Sunday
Canadian model snowfall output Sunday
Environment Canada via pivotal weather

Here’s the Twin Cities National Weather Service snowfall projection.

Snowfall projection for Sunday
Snowfall projection for Sunday
Twin Cities National Weather Service

50s ahead?

The upper air forecast maps suggest a milder Pacific airflow as we move into early November.

Upper air forecast map for 6 pm November 4
Upper air forecast map for 6 pm November 4
NOAA

The medium-range forecast models suggest more 50s ahead for Minnesota the first week in November.

NOAA GFS model 16-day temperature outlook for Twin Cities
NOAA GFS model 16-day temperature outlook for Twin Cities
NOAA via Meteostar

The early indications are election day weather may be favorably dry and mild across most of the U.S.

Stay tuned.

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