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What To Expect From Saturday’s Snow Storm

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By Chris Shaffer, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a fairly warm Friday, things will start to make a turn for the worse.

Friday will start out fairly mild and warm to about 27 degrees in the afternoon, so things will be fine for those who commute to and from work.

Then things start to change. Just before midnight, it will start snowing, the temperatures will start dropping and the wind will begin to blow.

WCCO-TV Meteorologist Chris Shaffer reports that Saturday’s high will peak around 15 and fall below zero for the first time this season by Sunday morning. We should bottom out around -7 degrees.

The wind will be strong Saturday into Sunday morning coming from the north 15-25 mph. This will make it feel like -25 to -35 degrees by Sunday morning.

“What we don’t know for certain is the direct path of the storm system, which will have a big impact on our snow totals,” said Shaffer. “Right now, the models are estimating anywhere from 5-11 inches here in the Twin Cities.”

It will be a lighter, fluffy snow that will easily blow around with our windy conditions on Saturday. Expect reduced visibility, along with blowing and drifting snow, so be careful on the roads.

The wind will settle down on Sunday and we may see some sunshine, but it will only warm to 3 degrees. We stay cool until Wednesday when we warm to the 20s.

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