**UPDATED 7AM SATURDAY**
MORE UPDATES TO COME LATER TODAY
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: INCLUDES THE TWIN CITIES
TIMING: Noon Saturday thru 6am Sunday
SNOW: Within the advisory area, 3" to 6" of snow is possible - HOWEVER, the Twin Cities is likely to see 1" to 3" with the higher amounts on the southeast side of town and lighter amounts on the northwest side of town. Anywhere from 3" to 6" (some isolated +6") can be expected from Mason City, IA to Albert Lea, MN to Rochester, MN to Winona, MN to Eau Claire, WI
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY: SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
TIMING: Thru 7am Saturday
Light rain and drizzle creating some icy patches early this morning. Accumulating snow is likely late this afternoon into tonight.
TUESDAY: Cold sunshine, brisk wind chill. Low: 8. High: 19. Winds: SW 10-20mph
WEDNESDAY: Still cold, increasing PM clouds. Low: 12. High: 25
THURSDAY: Cold with some sun. Low: 13. High:19
FRIDAY: Still cold with a few passing clouds. Low: 8. High: 18
**Previous Update From Friday Evening**
I had the pleasure of spending time with my late father's mom yesterday. I can't say enough good things about my grandmother, who's age shall remain unsaid, every good grandson knows not to reveal that information! She is a spry and seemingly young lady who doesn't look a day over 60. Since I can remember, I have been making Christmas cookies with her and have now continued the tradition with my two amazing boys.
The holiday spirit may be running a little higher today across the southeastern part of the state with some wintry weather. The storm track will take most the plowable snow across the southeastern tip of the state, perhaps bringing a little more of the holiday cheer that way. With that said, Christmas is only a few short weeks away and some may be wondering if in fact it will be white. Last year on today's date, we picked up 5.1" of snow and ended up having 19" of snow on the ground on the 25th. A white Christmas is one that has at least an inch of snow on the ground, which occurs nearly 3 out of every 4 years. Today's light snow should help bring us closer to that reality, but one thing is for sure, it will sure feel like winter next week!
More on the Southwest Winds
Come out to explore the woods and prairie of North Mississippi Regional Park, a park within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Participate in a scavenger hunt let by a National Park Service ranger. Family friendly event. Date: 12-3-11, time: 12-1pm, meet inside the Kroening Interpretive Center, 4900 Mississippi Court Minneapolis, MN 55430
**This event is in promotional partnership with REI and is part of the Minneapolis Legacy Destination Weekend, more information about the weekend available at www.ExploreMinnesota.com/