Thunderstorms, snowstorm possible later this week

The Weather Channel says blizzard conditions will be possible.
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Next up in Minnesota's game of weather roulette is a chance to get hit by thunderstorms and then be buried in snow. 

Really, not to overlook high temperatures in the 50s on Wednesday and Thursday, but the National Weather Service is already talking about a big storm system currently scheduled to arrive Thursday and stay through Saturday. 

This storm is still 4-5 days out so take everything with a grain of salt, but the NWS says rain, thunderstorms, sleet and snow are all possible, with Saturday's snow possibly significant. 

The NWS Twin Cities says two computer models are painting a swath of 12-15 inches of snow in parts of the state. Where exactly? They don't say, only to suggest that it's notable for two models to be in agreement this far in front of a storm. 

The service says it could be 30 degrees in central Minnesota and 60 degrees in southern Minnesota. It all depends on where the warm front sets up. 

AccuWeather agrees, with their long-range lead meteorologist Paul Patelok saying "it will look more like February than April in the northern Plains." 

More from AccuWeather: 

"Enough snow to shovel and plow may fall from the Dakotas and Nebraska through a portion of Minnesota, Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan from Friday into the weekend. Snowfall could reach a foot in part of this swath."

Even The Weather Channel is on board with this system wreaking havoc, suggesting blizzard conditions will be possible Friday in northern Minnesota and then into even more of the state, possibly the metro area, on Saturday.

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