I was reminded this week that sunglasses come in handy when we have bright sunshine and plenty of snow cover.
Our weekend weather will feature two batches of new snow.
The first batch of snow begins in western and northern Minnesota Friday afternoon, then spreads across the rest of Minnesota, plus western Wisconsin, Friday evening. The snow ends from northwest to southeast late Friday night into early Saturday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday:
Snowfall totals by late Friday night are expected to be in the 1- to 2-inch range in many areas:
The snow will affect the Friday evening commutes in some locations. In the Twin Cities metro area, the snow could begin between 6 and 7 p.m. on Friday.
Saturday night snow
Some areas could see another inch of snow Saturday night. NOAA’s NAM forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from noon Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday:
Many locations will have their Saturday high temperature around 1 a.m., with temperatures retreating a bit during the daylight hours of Saturday.
Our Saturday temperature in the Twin Cities could be around 20 degrees at 1 a.m., with mid-teens by sunrise. Here are forecast temperatures for 6 a.m. Saturday:
Sunday highs will be mainly in the teens, with some 20s in southwestern Minnesota and single-digit highs in the far north:
You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.
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