Look, we've been fooled by Mother Nature way too many times in the Twin Cities to get our hopes up for any significant snow this weekend, but the chances are real and the National Weather Service (NWS) is closely monitoring a plowable snow event Sunday into Monday, followed by the coldest air we've had in a long time.
I mean, just check out the language in today's forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the NWS.
"If you like snow and cold then the long term forecast will make you smile. The start of the upcoming week starts off with the potential for a plowable snow as a clipper packing a punch stronger than normal dips across the area, followed by a surge of the coldest air we have seen this winter season."
That's the kind of talk that gets someone's attention, especially snow-starved Twin Citians.
The forecast discussion says the Sunday/Monday clipper could dump a solid 6+ inches of snow. Blowing snow could also be an issue with this system, especially in western and southern parts of the state. \