It’s been a minute since I’ve used the “S” word.
The weather maps are driving a clipper through Iowa Wednesday night. That means the first chance of snow for many of us in southern Minnesota in a long while. The last measurable snow for the Twin Cities fell on Jan. 19 when we recorded a paltry one-tenth (.1) of an inch.
First, a couple more relatively mild days for February. Another surge of mild air is here.
We’ve already hit 41 degrees in the Twin Cities as of this post time Monday afternoon.
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Highs on Tuesday will be a few degrees cooler but still well above the average high of 27 degrees in the Twin Cities for Feb. 13.
Wednesday brings one more mild day before a cooling trend later this week into the upcoming weekend.
Wednesday night snow chance
A clipper sailing through Iowa will likely produce snow across southern Minnesota Wednesday night. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Global Forecast System shows the system:
The best chance for plowable snow favors either side of the Interstate 90 corridor in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.
The Twin Cities looks likely to ride the northern edge of this system with minor accumulation potential. We’ll update the track and likely snowfall zone with this system as it approaches.