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

Comments (14)
  1. Keith Stone says:

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

  2. chinwhiskers says:

    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.

  3. RON says:


  4. Tc Kelly says:

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

  5. DARREN says:

    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!

    1. mark says:

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

  6. Exp says:

    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.

  7. snow says:

    We need SIX FEET of snow without the wind.

  8. Jessica says:

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

  9. DARREN says:

    7pm-Still Waiting!

  10. josie says:

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

  11. Delores says:

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

  12. Bob P says:

    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.

    1. tom says:

      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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