According to the Weather Channel, we're going to get an early taste of spring this weekend with forecast highs expected to hit 46˚ today, 45˚ on Saturday, and a cooler 36˚ on Sunday -- with a few optimistic bank thermometers topping out at 50˚ somewhere along the way.
Snow is expected to develop this evening across most of Minnesota tonight and continue falling into Sunday, with 2-3" expected in St. Cloud -- and more to the south and west where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect.
Snow is expected to begin overnight tonight across Central Minnesota, continuing through the day on Monday -- eventually leaving behind 2-3" of new accumulation in St. Cloud. Following the snow, expect above average temperatures later in the week -- with highs approaching 40˚ by Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from 3 PM Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning for the entire southern half of the state, including St. Cloud, Marshall, Willmar, and the Twin Cities. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for extreme Southeastern Minnesota including Rochester & Red Wing.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for most of Minnesota including St. Cloud until 6 PM, with a Winter Storm Warning covering extreme Western Minnesota including Willmar & Morris. Expect several more inches of snow today, possibly followed by a wintry mix this evening. Here's the latest:
The National Weather Service says snow will move into our area tonight and continue into Saturday, with 4-6" likely in St. Cloud and across most of the state. Increasing winds on Saturday will cause blowing and drifting further impacting travel. Stay safe. Here's the latest:
It appears that we could be in store for a white Christmas after all, as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the St. Cloud area for tonight and tomorrow -- with 3 to 5 inches of snow and strong winds expected.
While a white Christmas in Minnesota is never a sure thing, odds across most of the state are usually in its favor. Here in St. Cloud we have a historical probability of about 75% that our Christmases will be white-- but what about this year? Here's what the experts are saying.
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