Storm update: Snow arriving earlier, close to 10 inches for some

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UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. 

Snow is still on track to rush through Minnesota this afternoon and tonight, but the snow totals from the National Weather Service have been bumped up slightly for the Twin Cities. 

The majority of the metro area is now in line for 6-7 inches of snow, up slightly from the 5-7 inches forecasted earlier in the day. A bit more – 7-9 inches – is possible in the extreme northeastern metro and north towards Duluth and northern Wisconsin. 

In addition, snow is now expected to spread into the metro by about 2 p.m., which is an hour earlier than the original forecast predicted. 

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And along came (winter storm) Polly.

After a 6-inch dump on Thursday, the Twin Cities is in for another round that could put snow totals on the ground at over a foot.

The snow totals have been revised down by the National Weather Service, which had suggested earlier this week we could see between 6-12 inches in the metro area.

Now it's saying 5-7 inches is the most likely outcome because of the speed at which this massive storm system is moving towards the Midwest.

Don't be surprised if it's accompanied by a few rumbles too – with the NWS saying thundersnow is a possibility.

It's also going to fall fast as well – the Twin Cities is likely to be hit with the heaviest snow between 3-9 p.m., according to the forecast discussion.

At its height, it could fall at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour, and as a result "travel will quickly become difficult ... as visibilities will crash very rapidly at the onset."

The NWS is advising you alter travel plans if possible, with conditions remaining difficult overnight and into Sunday morning as 30 mph winds bring blowing snow conditions.

It'll be heavier in the Northland, where 7-10 inches is expected and the Duluth NWS is advising residents even stock up on supplies to hunker down during the storm.

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