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Rain, snow, thunder all possible as May storm system pushes through Minnesota

Most of the precipitation should be over with by the time you wake up Sunday.

It'll be a tale of two seasons Saturday and Sunday in Minnesota as temps Saturday in the Twin Cities rise to around 60 degrees, only to have the bottom fall out and drop into the 30s overnight into Sunday morning. 

All the while, a storm system will deliver the wet stuff: rain, mixed precipitation and snow. There could even be some rumbles of thunder, according to the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service (NWS). 

"Late season snowflakes will be flying by tonight across much of the region. 1 to 3 inches are possible north of I-94, with the most in Wisconsin. Rain will develop from west to east today, then turn to snow from north to south this evening," the weather service said. 

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Here's the simulated future radar from the NAM 3KM computer model. 


All the accumulating snow will be on grassy surfaces, but don't expect it to last long. Temps will warm into the 40s on Sunday. That, coupled with the sun angle, will help the melting process. Plus, it's nearly the middle of May for crying out loud, so the warm temps Minnesotans have been waiting 6 months for are right around the corner. 

In fact, the weather service expects a warming trend by the middle of next week, with the possibility of temps rising into the 70s and maybe even the 80s by next weekend. 

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