National Weather Service: 'Small chance' for early season snowfall next week

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It's Thursday, October 24 and the National Weather Service (NWS) in the Twin Cities is trying to figure out if it's going to snow next week. Specifically, the weather service has released its first Situation Report about potential snow on Tuesday next week. 

"There is a small chance for an impactful early-season snowfall on Tuesday of next week, that could impact travel," the report says. "Confidence is high that temperatures will be below freezing, and there is a small chance a storm system could develop and bring snow." 

Details are far from being pinpointed, the report says, noting that "some weather models show a few inches of snow across the region with surface temperatures below freezing, but confidence still remains low in any one solution." 

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While details about where snow could fall remain a mystery, the point the NWS is trying to get across to the public is that travel could be impacted by snow next Tuesday, and that it's a good idea to prepare a winter safety kit in your vehicle if you haven't already. 

  • Ice scraper
  • Blanket
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Jacket
  • Phone charger

Anyway, something to pay attention to over the next 5-6 days and we'll keep the Weather MN blog updated with the latest from the National Weather Service. 

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Meanwhile, a chilly day Thursday leads to temps in the 50s in the Twin Cities on Friday and Saturday before the bottom drops out again next week. 

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