Brad's forecast | Accumulating snow through Easter Sunday

The first day of April is Easter Sunday - and no fooling, there's snow in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service in Hastings.

Martin Bowles from the Met Office said: "The Beast from the East isn't coming I'm afraid". "It's a fast-moving little storm, not a nor'easter".

The timing of the snow could have a "moderate" impact on drivers south of the Mass Pike during the morning commute, said Simpson.

There was some cloud cover over the far-southern and southeastern parts of the area during the afternoon, otherwise sunshine prevailed. But overnight, the weather was forecast to become windy and colder, with Saturday's high only near 40.

By late Sunday afternoon, the metro area could be blanketed in snow. Skies will clear in the afternoon and highs will be in the upper 40s for most of the state.

A cold front passing through Friday morning will move eastward during the day, making way for dry, mild high pressure that will bring us a pleasant holiday weekend!

By Tuesday, showers and thunderstorms are possible with a high near 65.

Rain is not likely to interrupt Easter celebrations, and Moss said the day will get even more pleasant later, with temperatures remaining in the upper 60s at 8 p.m. This will continue throughout the night and eventually ease up around midday on Sunday. Snow is likely Monday night and Tuesday for most of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro area.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 50s. Lows will be in the low 30s.

"It could be accompanied by a decent amount of wind and some drifting", Banitt said.

Lisa Irizarry has been a reporter for Newsday for three years and writes breaking news stories for the web and the newspaper.

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