Winter Storm Coming Saturday Night?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The first significant winter storm of the winter season could be on its way to Minnesota by Saturday night.

WCCO-TV Meteorologist Matt Brickman says a storm is headed our way for New Year’s Eve, and it could be at its peak by the stroke of midnight. We expect the high temperature Saturday to be in the low 40s and precipitation could start by the early evening hours in the form of rain.

It is expected to change over to snow later on tonight, and things get really interesting as the winds will pick up. There could be wind gusts late Saturday night and into Sunday as high as 50 miles per hour.

We are expecting 2 to 5 inches of snow to start falling around dinner time or just after, and a winter storm warning has been issued for the seven county Twin Cities metro area by the National Weather Service.

Stay with for weather updates throughout the day as well as updated forecasts on WCCO 4 News at 5 and 6.

  • Keith Stone

    BS…2 inches of snow is not a significant snow fall or a winter storm. Quit the exaggeration evil neighbor!!!

  • chinwhiskers

    Where on the planet do they import these weather forecasters from?? They can’t be local & use terms like they do — “significant snowfall” , temps “plummet” into the 20’s, “bitter” cold. Get real, this is Minnesota & it’s December – January.

  • RON


  • Tc Kelly

    I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Year!!


    KSTP said 1 or 2 inches of snow and that were under a WINTER WEATHER WARNING. WCCO says 2 to 5 inches. Maybe they will both be wrong and we can get another 20 inches of snow that we need and deserve. This is Minnesota Darnit, and its Winter. Lets get this thing started finally!

    • mark

      i know its terrible be need a foot or 2 no cross country skiing no snowmobiling so dang boring

  • Exp

    The only thing that makes it a storm is the gusting winds. If the temp forecasts are correct, it’ll be gone by next weekend.
    Downright freakish year. I feel bad for the snowplowers and snow recreation equipment retailers.

  • snow

    We need SIX FEET of snow without the wind.

  • Jessica

    Weather channel said 2-4 inches of snowfall but that it would only equal less than an inch of slush


    7pm-Still Waiting!

  • josie

    I vote for brown, makes my life so much easier.

  • Delores

    Please go back to your weather format – I hate this new one

  • Bob P

    Date 1-6-2012, headline reads “winter storm coming for weekend?” That is a week old. You guys have gone from “the station” to a joke. At least you make channel 9 look good.

    • tom

      I thought the exact same thing. You would think when people are looking for work they could at least find one person who can update a webpage.

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