More snow, wind through Saturday, warmer Sunday


One day after a blizzard belted Minnesota, here comes the second blow of a winter 1-2 punch – more wind and snow are on the way for many in the state.

The Twin Cities can expect snow overnight tonight, with another fresh 1-3 inches by Saturday morning, the National Weather Service says, with 2-4 inches in other parts of the state.

A winter weather advisory in effect from midnight to 6 p.m. Saturday, sums it up: "Another burst of snow and wind is expected tonight into Saturday when another system drops down out of Canada. Far western and southern Minnesota will only see an inch or two of snow ... but winds between 30 and 45 mph are expected on Saturday creating areas of blowing and drifting snow. Farther north and east ... near the I-94 corridor ... blustery winds and a few inches of new snow could make for difficult travel tonight into Saturday."

Really, more snow?

Here's a little context: Wednesday marked the official mid-point of winter. And so far this winter, 22.8 inches of snow has fallen at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where the winter average is 54 inches a year (67.7 inches fell last year), the Pioneer Press reports.

As MPR's Paul Huttner puts it, "Milder, more typical winter temps and fresh snow cover will make for an excellent winter weekend for enjoying our winter landscape." Why not make an igloo? MPR has some amazing images of the blizzard this week in Fargo-Moorhead, including some cool backyard igloo pics.

Much of Minnesota will shake off the chill Sunday, when it will be near 32 degrees in the metro. It should be pretty nice in many areas around the state for Take-A-Kid-Ice-Fishing Weekend Saturday through Monday. Minnesota adults can fish without a license if they're fishing with anglers 15 or younger.

Early next week, more winter whiplash: After a Sunday warm-up, temperatures will plummet again Monday and Tuesday in much of Minnesota.

Here's a quick glimpse around the state:

Duluth – Saturday: 40 percent chance of snow before 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, a high near 21. Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 22, low of 0.

St. Cloud – Friday night, 2-4 inches of snow. Saturday: High 19, low 16. Sunday: High near 27, low 1.

Thief River Falls – Friday night: 2-4 inches of snow. Saturday: Mostly cloudy, blustery, high near 20. Sunday: Mostly sunny, a high near 18, low -2.

Austin – Friday night: Wind chill values as low as -12, less than an inch of snow. Saturday: 1-3 inches of snow, windy, high near 26. Wind chill values as low as minus-3. Sunday: Sunny, high near 33. Wind chill values as low as -1.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-07-30 at 10.55.37 AM

Bespoke office space for changing times, courtesy of Redbrick Commercial Real Estate

Redbrick Commercial Real Estate specializes in innovative and sustainable office spaces.

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

MN up to 45 counties with high or substantial COVID-19 transmission

Delta is leading to more cases – and more severe cases – involving children in other states.

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 9.08.48 AM

University of St. Thomas latest to require vaccines for students, staff

The college had previously offered incentives to get vaccinated, but is now mandating them.

Pixabay - crowd park outdoors CROP

New forecast predicts more than 4 million Twin Cities residents by 2050

The Met Council believes job opportunities will also steadily grow.

Mike Zimmer

Zimmer on unvaccinated players: 'Some of the things they've read are just, woof, out there'

The coach says he's doesn't understand why some players won't get vaccinated.

Ramsey County - Karina Her booking photo crop 2

Charges: St. Paul woman killed ex-husband, buried him in her back yard

A woman is accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband and burying him in the yard.

Screen Shot 2021-08-02 at 8.02.46 AM

Riverview Cafe in south Minneapolis closes, plans to 'reassess' its future

The cafe and wine bar was open in the Longfellow neighborhood for 23 years.

Pixabay - camp food fire

Bear sightings prompt food storage mandate up north

Visitors to the forest and BWCAW will be required to 'properly' store their food.

covid, vaccine

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, August 2

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

Bloomington Walmart

Customers reportedly flee after scare inside Bloomington Walmart

People ran believing it was gunshots, but police say it was actually fireworks.

Racket website screengrab aug 2

New alt news site from former City Pages editors launches this month

Racket will be supported through a reader subscription model.