Saturday night's all right for snow

It's pretty weak by Minnesota winter standards, but we do have some snow on the way just in time for your Saturday night activities.

Our old friend, the "Alberta Clipper", is on the way…so it'll be a fast snow. The FOX 9 Weather First Team is forecasting the snow to start Saturday evening but it'll all be over by sunrise Sunday.

The track of the heaviest snow band is still a little dicey; some places in Central and Southern Minnesota could see up to 4 inches of fresh snow. Right here in the Twin Cities, meteorologist Cody Matz is forecasting snowfall in the 1-3 inch range. It's perfect timing to make watching Crashed Ice in St. Paul fun. Luckily, there won't be much wind with this snow fall…and our temps should still stay above average even after the snow ends. That should make it perfect to enjoy some skiing or sledding come Sunday, since there's no football on!

Our January thaw looks like it will continue into late next week, but long range computer models show some more snow next weekend followed by a BIG drop in temps. We could see several days of very Minnesota like cold starting Super Bowl Sunday.

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