It's all about the incoming snow event that is set to hit Minnesota on Tuesday, October 20. Getting accumulating snowfall anywhere in Minnesota is unusual enough in October, but getting a healthy amount of snow in the Twin Cities this time of year is darn near unheard of.
But it is happening, and Novak Weather believes the metro area could be in line for some significant amounts, up to 5 inches in some places.
"The height of the storm, at least in the Twin Cities metro, will be between 9 a.m. tomorrow morning and 6 p.m. tomorrow evening," said Novak. "It's going to be a slushy mess, probably, when all is said and done."
A winter weather advisory is in effect for almost all of Minnesota on Tuesday. Details from the National Weather Service are right here, but it basically says 2-5 inches are expected with locally higher amounts.
Wednesday looks cool and dry, while Thursday could bring rain, thunderstorms and snow to parts of Minnesota. The snow will be shelved up in northern parts of the state, while the southern side of the state could see temps rise into the 50s and 60s.
You can catch Sven Sundgaard's preview of the winter storm in the video below.