NWS says 'increasing potential for an impactful winter storm' this weekend

Nothing is certain yet. The weather service advises Minnesotans to monitor the forecast.
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Not only could Minnesota be in line for another winter storm this weekend, so could parts of Wisconsin, meaning the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be played in the snow. 

But enough about the Packers, let's talk about Minnesota. According to the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service (NWS), the chances of a weekend winter storm are increasing. 

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"There is increasing potential for a storm system that may bring impactful winter weather to much of the Upper Midwest this weekend. Specific details of the storm remain unclear at this point, as plenty of uncertainty remains regarding the track, timing, and intensity of this system. The forecast should be monitored in the coming days," the NWS says. 

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In short, the weather service knows there is a chance for snow this weekend, but it's too early to pin down where snow could fall and how much could accumulate. 

Meanwhile, a dusting of snow is possible with periods of light snow Tuesday, mainly along and south of the Interstate 94 corridor. Here's the HRRR model's radar simulation for Tuesday, showing snow hugging the I-94 corridor. 

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Temps surge into the 30s Wednesday and Thursday before another cold spell arrives in time for the weekend. 

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