MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While this weekend’s weather has been perfect for the deer opener, farm work and other outdoor activities, a storm system is evolving that could bring snow to Minnesota by the end of the upcoming work week.
WCCO meteorologists say the latest model data shows the system arrives Wednesday night during Thursday.
“At the moment we are mainly looking at rain, but as the system evolves and gets closer, it is possible that we may pack some cold air back into the back of the system, which may drop a little bit of light snow,” said Meteorologist Lisa Meadows.
She added that one forecast model shows that it will come in as all rain, and another model says the system starts with rain and transition to snow.
The details will become clearer in the coming days, Meadows said.
But before it’s time to think about snow (and sunsets before 5 p.m.), Minnesota residents can enjoy a warm weekend. Saturday, which marked the firearm deer opening, was sunny with heights in the low 60s. It is well above average for this time of year, which usually sees temperatures in the mid 40s.
The heat continues on Sunday, but there will be more cloud cover. Temperatures are likely to be around 65 degrees in the subway.
The temperatures will cool a few degrees when the work week starts on Monday.
The first average snowfall date in the twin cities is November 2nd.