Today is May 8. The average temps are supposed to top out around 70 degrees and drop to around 50. But nah, Mother Nature doesn't care and she might give a wicked Mother's Day gift in the form of snow for parts of Minnesota.
According to the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service, the forces of nature haven't delivered measurable snow to the Twin Cities on Mother's Day since Harry Truman was president. That could change this year.
"There's a chance that the Twin Cities could see some measurable snow after midnight Saturday night, which would place it on Mother's Day. Since 1908 the only Mother's Day with measurable snowfall in the Twin Cities was in 1946 with 0.2"."
This is precisely what Novak Weather has been talking about all week in his weather briefings for Bring Me The News.
According to the weather service, the best chance or an inch of snow to accumulate (maybe a bit more in some places) is along and north of Interstate 94. That's the forecast now, but it could change.
"For now, can't really forecast more than an inch anywhere with these factors, but it's looking increasingly likely 2 to maybe 3 inches fall somewhere near or north of I-94," reads the forecast discussion from the NWS.
The expectation is for rain to change over to snow from west to east later Saturday, then basically track along the I-94 corridor into early Sunday.
Meanwhile, it's frigid outside with freeze warnings in places across southern Minnesota and the same cold morning is looking likely again Saturday morning.