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Perfect weather for a snowball fight--another shot of Winter is on the way

Snowball Fight at Sunset Terrace Elementary in Rochester Snowball Fight at Sunset Terrace Elementary in Rochester

Gotta love Minnesota--!  Just as we push our clocks ahead an hour to move to Daylight Saving Time tonight, many of us will be enjoying one to three inches of snow across parts of southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa.  

But as two boys in Rochester demonstrated Saturday morning, this is indeed "perfect weather" for a snowball fight.  They were using the mountains of snow shoved up in front of Sunset Terrace Elementary School as their "battleground."

"Our main concern for this weekend will be the threat for snow late in the day on Saturday with snow possible through Saturday night and early Sunday," said KTTC Chief Meteorologist Matt Benz. "After this weekend, it looks like we'll finally get a taste of spring heading into next week!"

Matt's forecast:  "Most of Saturday is looking dry for southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa as high pressure retreats to our east and an area of low pressure tracks from eastern Montana into northern Missouri. Look for temperatures to return to the mid to upper 30s for Saturday with the chance for light snow showers developing late in the afternoon and into the evening. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible to the west of Highway 52 from Saturday evening through Sunday morning with lower snow amounts to the east of Highway 52 towards the Mississippi River. Snow showers should wrap up by late Sunday morning with clearing skies by the late afternoon."

"Most of next week looks to be on the dry side as the main storm track shifts well to our north into Canada. Our current snow cover will steadily melt next week thanks to abundant sunshine and above freezing temperatures during the day. Temperatures remain in the mid 30s for highs for next Monday and Tuesday before rebounding into the 40s by Wednesday and Thursday. 50s are looking more likely for the end of next week thanks to southerly winds and bare ground!"

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