Winter is expected to make an appearance this week with a forecast that calls for up to 5 inches of snow.
Enjoy it while it lasts, though, as above freezing temperatures the week of Thanksgiving should melt whatever snow that does fall.
The National Weather Service in Duluth reported a low pressure system moving across the Upper Midwest Saturday will bring 2 to 5 inches of snow to the Brainerd area.
The snow is expected to fall Saturday afternoon and move out of the area Saturday night.
“It’s going to be a quick hitter,” said Kevin Kraujalis, meteorologist with the weather service. “It’s going to move relatively fast and be over and done with probably by late Saturday.”
Kraujalis said the snow is expected to be followed by colder air Sunday, with highs of 23-28 degrees expected. However, temperatures will increase into next week, with highs 35-40 degrees.
“Whatever snow sticks around past Sunday will slowly melt,” Kraujalis said.
The week is also expected to be mostly precipitation free, Kraujalis said.
“Once we get through the system Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening we should be OK at least for traveling for Thanksgiving,” Kraujalis said.
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