Tom Novak of Novak Weather has his eyes on this weekend's interesting forecast, which hinting at measurable snow in parts of northern Minnesota. That's the focus of Novak's Oct. 14 weather briefing for Bring Me The News:
- The continued breezy/windy conditions that will stick with us into the weekend.
- The interesting day that is setting-up for Saturday.
- Potential for accumulating snow across the northern 1/3 of Minnesota on Saturday.
The Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service expects snow to remain in northern Minnesota, though it could be cold enough at times for flakes to fly as far south as the Twin Cities and locations in the southern half of Minnesota. Measurable snow, however, isn't expected at this point for the southern half of the state.
In the Northland, the Duluth office of the National Weather Service is anticipating snow Saturday morning before precipitation eventually changes over to rain. The thinking as of Wednesday afternoon's forecast discussion is for 1-2 inches to pile up, with some locations even getting up to 4 inches (depending on the model solutions.
Regardless, a first dose of winter for many Minnesotans appears likely to be on the way this weekend.