Historic Snow: Saturday’s Minneapolis Weather Forecast

6-10″ of snow or more still coming to Minneapolis

Unfortunately, we’re still talking about significant snow coming to the Twin Cities and Minnesota (southern Minnesota). Here’s the radar view as of 8:20 a.m.:

Capture

You can see some heavy bands of snow (in green/darker blue) moving from the east/southeast and over Minneapolis/St. Paul. Yesterday I posted this uber-scary snowfall forecast map:

SnowfallMap

Time will tell how close we’ll get to that, but the snowfall setup for today is certainly supporting that. We saw our heaviest early band pass overhead already this morning – and now we’ll be watching more light snow and additional heavy bands later.

Here’s the future radar as we close in on midday – you’ll note that more moderate snowfall is moving in:

Capture2

If we fast-forward to around the early evening time, after hours of moderate snow (which is still heavier than we’re used to), we’ll see legitimate heavy snow likely to move in again:

Capture3

That’ll be between late afternoon and mid-evening. That’s when we could be picking up at least 1-2″ of snow per hour. By midnight we’ll see snow lighten up again, although it’ll likely come a bit earlier than that:

Capture4

Then through Sunday we’ll see light snow that still accumulates – but a much lighter variety of accumulations.

Stay tuned, and stay safe!

 

Aaron Shaffer About Aaron Shaffer
Follow Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer on Twitter. Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis, is on the Midtown Greenway Coalition's board of directors, and is the digital communications and social media associate for the nonprofit Avivo in Minneapolis. Deep down he's a weather geek and has a degree in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from UW-Madison to prove it. He's spent time working at TV stations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa prior to arriving in Minneapolis to work for WeatherNation and now forecasting for MinnyApple. His favorite weather career moment came while storm chasing for his Iowa station (he went on 40+ storm chases during that time), when he saw a mile-wide EF-4 rated tornado.