Winter Storm Warnings are now in place from midday Saturday to Sunday morning for the potential of heavy snow in the Twin Cities… but first enjoy today as highs climb into the 30s. Your seven-day outlook:
Above is the latest NWS forecast as of this morning for the upcoming storm, but some morning model guidance is now showing that snow totals could be on the decrease in the Twin Cities and is something that will have to be monitored. Either way, we are expecting moderate to heavy snow (with maybe a period of mixed precipitation or sleet as precipitation begins midday Saturday) Saturday afternoon and evening, before snow tapers off early Sunday morning. The heaviest totals will be out in western Minnesota, where some areas could approach a foot or more of snow.
Another system still looks possible toward the middle of next week, but it appears warmer right now and therefore a good portion of at least the daytime precipitation could be in the form of rain.
Daniel (D.J.) Kayser works as a multimedia meteorologist for Praedicitx in the Twin Cities, and lives in the St. Cloud area. He's a 2012 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor's of Science in meteorology. Besides blogging for MinnyApple, D.J. also runs his own weather blog at dkayserwx.wordpress.com, which he uses for forecasts and fun weather factoids. He also writes blogs for Praedictix at praedicitx.com/blog. During his free time, he loves to get out and enjoy the outdoors with his wife, Rebecca.