Snowstorm: Will it be 6-9 inches or 8-12 for the metro?

Regardless, plenty of snow will fall through Tuesday night.
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The latest from the National Weather Service is in and snow total predictions haven't changed too much from the earlier forecast, and that's not great if you're looking outside wondering where spring is. 

Snow today: 2-3 inches in the metro area, with higher amounts of 3-4 inches for St. Cloud and areas of east-central Minnesota. 

Snow tonight into Tuesday: southeast Minnesota is in the bullseye with 8+ inches expected from Albert Lea to Rochester and Winona. Mankato northeast through the far southern and eastern suburbs can expect 6-8 inches, whereas the majority of the metro area is in line for 4-6 inches, according to the NWS Twin Cities. 

Combined, most of the metro could wind up with 6-9 inches by Tuesday night. 


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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for southeastern Minnesota tonight through Tuesday while points north, including most of the metro area, are under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning overnight at 1 a.m.

"Grand totals from tonight through Tuesday night will be in the 6-10 inch range with locally a foot," says the NWS office in La Crosse, speaking to areas in southeastern Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin. 

What's interesting, however, is that the NWS La Crosse posted a graphic just before 1 p.m. today that showed a good chunk of the metro area, including St. Paul, in line for 8-12 inches. 

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