Mild temperatures and strong southerly winds are expected Saturday afternoon. Highs will warm into the upper 30s and lower 40s with partly sunny skies. Winds will be out of the south around 5-15 mph with some gusts reaching near 20 mph at times. A low-pressure system will quickly move across the region Saturday night and Sunday morning. Temperatures will drop near freezing resulting in a rain/snow mix before transitioning to snow overnight.
A scattered light rain/snow mix will be possible after 8 p.m Saturday evening. Temperatures finally cool to the freezing point around midnight. Light snow will be possible through the morning on Sunday. Most of the snowfall should wrap up by 8 a.m.
Snowfall accumulations will be around 1" for most areas along and just to the north of I-90. There will be a sharp cutoff for accumulating snowfall to the south of I-90. Current guidance is suggesting a narrow band of heavier snow staying to the north and west of the area (closer to Minneapolis). Isolated two inches could be possible if the system shifts slightly south.
Any snowfall accumulations from this weekend will not last too long on the ground! Highs next week will stay consistent in the upper 30s and lower 40s Tuesday through Friday.
Have a great weekend!