Temperatures stayed on the cool side today...cool enough to support some snow to our north in the Twin Cities and graupel in southeast Minnesota! Graupel is formed when we have a lot of cold air far above the surface, and above freezing temperatures at the surface. In this environment, water droplets attach to falling snowflakes and then freeze, forming soft pellets.
Though graupel doesn't qualify as our first snowfall, we could be seeing some flakes on Saturday! A low-pressure system will start to move in tonight, with a warm front preceding it.
Before that warm front pushes through Saturday morning, there's a chance we could see a few snowflakes around 4-6 am. However, that warm front will bring in some warmth and leave us with scattered showers through mid-morning.
Following that low-pressure system will be a very strong cold front that will force our temperatures to nose dive off the deep end! We'll reach the upper 50s to low 60s on Saturday but then drop 15-20 degrees to the low 40s to kick-off next week.
With cold temperatures sticking around, we do have some more snow chances in our forecast. The best chance for accumulating snow is on Tuesday, but a few flurries could make their way through for the end of the week.
Have a great weekend!