Too warm for snow in the Twin Cities again? Next chance is Sunday night, but it could be all rain

It's been a rather warm winter so far, and another big thaw is arriving.
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Warm temperatures have made for a rather uneventful winter so far in the Twin Cities. 

The big snowstorm just after Christmas that dumped 12+ inches of snow on central and northern Minnesota brought mostly rain to the metro area, and that might be the case again with the next chance of snow coming Sunday night into Monday. 

The Sunday night storm is much weaker than the powerful system that hit after Christmas, but it'll be capable of dropping minor accumulations where it's cold enough for snow. At this point, it appears that'll be north of Interstate 94, the National Weather Service says. 

Here's a look at the simulated future radar from the GFS computer model, showing you what MIGHT happen in a general timeframe from 1 p.m. Sunday to 7 p.m. Monday. 


Take a look at current snow depth across the state, and enjoy it, because by the time next week rolls around there will be next to nothing left in most of the metro. 

snow depth

Temps will surge into the 40s across southern Minnesota Friday and Saturday, and some record highs could be broken in the Twin Cities as the air warms to 45 degrees, possibly higher, on Saturday. 

Look way too far down the road, there might be a stronger system moving through the Upper Midwest a week from Saturday, but that's way too far out to be discussing at this point. 

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