NWS: Snow returns to the forecast next week in Minnesota

Enjoy temps in the 70s through the weekend. It could be the last of it until spring.
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It's Friday, Nov. 6. The temperatures on this day are going to rise to record levels throughout much of Minnesota, reaching the middle 70s in the Twin Cities and possibly 80 degrees in western parts of the state. 

Five days from now could be entirely different, with temps in the 30s and snow flying through the air. That's the word from the National Weather Service, which is honing in on the potential for a storm system that could dump some snow somewhere in Minnesota sometime around Tuesday. 

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"Near record warmth will continue through the weekend before a powerful cold front pushes through Monday. Temperatures will plummet early next week with snow returning to the forecast late Tuesday. Accumulations are possible," says the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service. 


What we're experiencing now through the next handful of days is a prime example of Minnesota experiencing all of the seasons in short order.

Warm with record temps one day – a fire weather watch in southwestern Minnesota – followed by rain and even thunder chances Sunday night into Monday, and then potential for brisk winds and snow. 

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Of course, talking about snow five days from now can be fool's gold. The weather points that out in the forecast discussion, noting that the European computer model guidance is bullish on a storm system producing snow in Minnesota, while a couple of other models keep the storm system too far south and east to bring precipitation to Minnesota. It's something to watch, and snow is definitely not a sure thing just yet. 

Alas, here is the European computer model simulation the weather service mentions. The simulation represents Sunday morning through Wednesday night. 


Anyway, enjoy temps in the 70s through the weekend. It could be the last of it until spring. 

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