Quiet weekend weather in Minnesota; heavy snow in southern and eastern Wisconsin

Below-average temps this week

Our weekend weather won’t be challenging in Minnesota, but portions of southern and eastern Wisconsin are dealing with heavy snow.

Here are snow reports through 10 a.m. Saturday:

Snow reports through 10 a.m. Saturday
National Weather Service

There have been some double-digit snow totals in parts of east-central Iowa, northwestern Illinois and northeastern Wisconsin.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 11 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday:

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Simulated radar from 11 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

A stray sprinkle or flurry is possible in northern and western Minnesota Saturday afternoon and evening. Northern Minnesota could see a passing light snow shower on Sunday.

You can find updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the MPR News network, and on the MPR News live weather blog.

Winter storm warning into Saturday afternoon for parts of Wisconsin

A winter storm warning for heavy snow continues until 1 p.m. this Saturday for portions of east-central Iowa, south-central Wisconsin and parts of northern Illinois. A winter storm warning for heavy snow continues until 4 p.m. this Saturday for eastern Wisconsin:

Winter storm warnings continue into Saturday afternoon
National Weather Service

Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.

Saturday highs will be in the 30s across much of western Minnesota, with some upper 20s in the far northwest. Highs will be in the 40s in much of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Sunday highs will be in the 20s in far western Minnesota, with 30s from central Minnesota into northeastern Minnesota. The Twin Cities metro area, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin will see some 40s:

Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to reach the lower 40s Monday, followed by upper 30s Tuesday and Wednesday, around 40 on Thursday and lower 40s on Friday.

Weather nugget

The average Twin Cities high temperature is 46 degrees on March 25. One month from now, on April 25, the Twin Cities average high is 61 degrees. The average Twin Cities high temperature is 72 degrees on May 25.

Programming note

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