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It might be cold enough for snow in northern Minnesota within a week

Don't worry, Twin Cities. It'll be way up north if it even happens.

Fun fact: Wednesday marks the 76-year anniversary of the earliest one-inch snowfall report in Twin Cities history. 

Not to worry, it's not going to snow on Wednesday like it did on Sep. 26, 1942, but we are starting to see a flurry of talk about snow potential in Minnesota coming in the very near future. 

"There may be snow mixed with Sunday night into Monday near the Canadian boarder in extreme northern Minnesota. Here we go!" writes WCCO radio meteorologist Mike Lynch

Lynch uttered what should be forbidden words in Minnesota in September, but he's as respected as they come in the weather industry and his words correspond with arrival of some chilly Canadian air moving into the state over the next week or so. 

"Friday will likely see highs struggle to hit 50, while Saturday night, it is looking increasingly likely that we will see our first widespread frost of the season, with a good freeze across central MN into northwest WI," says the Tuesday morning forecast discussion from the National Weather Service of the Twin Cities

The average first one-inch snowfall in the metro is Nov. 18, according to the Minnesota DNR. Generally, the first measurable snow comes in the form of an inch or two, but in 2012 there were no one-inch measurements in the Twin Cities until Dec. 9 when 10.5 inches fell. 

Anyway, Sunday could actually wind up being a very nice day in the Twin Cities with the colder air further north. 

The NWS also has its eyes on what might be a strong storm system entering Minnesota somewhere in the Sunday-Monday timeframe, and if everything comes together it could be another shot at severe weather. 

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