Forecast: Slop storm ahead

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NOAA SREF model ensemble cranks out a couple of inches of wet snow north of the metro Thursday.

Get ready for more wet weather.

Another in our series of wet October weather systems is headed this way. The big forecast question this time is; liquid or ice?

It looks like the Twin Cities will be right on the edge of rain and snow for the next 48 hours or so. Precipitation should spread over the area by late tonight. Sloppy slushy wet snow will be the favored precip type for much of North Dakota and the northern half of Minnesota. In southern Minnesota it looks like we’ll change between rain and snow at times, favoring snow at night and rain during the day.

As the system moves through on Thursday, we may see enough colder air filter in to change things over to all snow by Thursday night.

Most areas will see between 1 and 3 inches north of the metro. I expect only minor slushy accumulations here in the metro by Friday morning. The overnight modles are cranking out .53″ of precip for the metro by Friday morning. Most of that may fall as rain here.

A second wave may bring another shot of snow the area Friday.

Want some good weather news?

The weekend still looks promising. Look for the sun to break out Saturday with a high near 50. Sunday looks milder with a drying breeze and a high pushing 60 by late afternoon. That should give you a chance to get out and pick up a few of those soggy leaves on your lawn.

PH

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