Cold Husker fan

A fan shows just how he feels about the temperature at the Nebraska-Illinois game last year. It was the coldest NU home game since 1993.

Husker fans traveling to Minnesota for Saturday night’s football game should be prepared for rain — and maybe even some snow — in Minneapolis.

A storm system moving in from the Pacific Northwest could leave up to 2 inches of snow in Valentine, Nebraska, on Friday before continuing through South Dakota into Minnesota, said Hallie Bova, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley. The Minneapolis forecast for Nebraska’s 7 p.m. game against the Golden Gophers could make Husker fans glad to be huddled around their TV sets at home.

The early forecast for Saturday in the Minneapolis area calls for winds gusting up to 35 mph and a high temperature of 35, Bova said. It’s too early to say how much — if any — snow will fall, she said, although there is a 40% chance of precipitation.

The National Weather Service in Minneapolis predicted that “most of the accumulating snow will remain over the Dakotas and northwest Minnesota.”

Closer to home, Bova said Tuesday that people the Omaha area should enjoy another nice, mostly dry day Wednesday, “because change is coming.”

The weather service forecast called for mostly sunny, breezy Wednesday with a high of around 70. By evening, a chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast. The rain chances increase through Thursday, when the southeast wind is expected to shift to the north.

Friday’s forecast for the Omaha area calls for drizzle, gusty northwest winds and a high of 43.