Our 6" snow depth may be reduced to 2 inches of slush as heavy rain falls this holiday weekend. A powerful storm draws up warm air and plain rain into the Midwest with blizzard conditions on the backside of the storm over the Dakotas.
GFS model forecast (above) Sunday-Monday showing potent surface low tracking through the Dakotas. This storm track west of the Twin Cities results in primarily rain. Colder conditions return behind the departing storm on Monday.
An icy mix will likely develop Christmas morning before changing over to all rain. From the National Weather Service Twin Cities regarding rainfall:
Generally 0.75-1.00" [of rain] expected by Monday. We do not expect to see significant flooding issues from this and sub-freezing temperatures quickly coming in Sunday night into Monday, any water should begin to freeze up which would cause issues on any untreated surfaces.
While very little if any snow will accumulate in the Twin Cities during the event, the rainfall could be one for the record books.
The historical probability of a white Christmas in the Twin Cities is 74 percent. Believe it or not, the last Christmas with snow on the ground was 2013!
Current Snow Depth
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