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Winter storm 'increasingly likely' to hit Minnesota this week

The Twin Cities could be in for heavy snow.
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The National Weather Service has given an update on the winter storm headed this way.

The NWS is being cautious over the forecast, saying that while the storm is "increasingly likely" to land in Minnesota, it's too early yet for a prediction of where it will fall and a solid expectation of how much.

But it does think that we'll start seeing some action on Wednesday into Wednesday night, with the northern half of the state potentially getting 1-2 inches of "nuisance snow."

The southern half, including the metro, will follow Thursday evening into Friday, potentially making driving conditions hazardous for anyone getting away early for Christmas.

Models for snowfall on Thursday remain uncertain, the NWS says in its forecast discussion, in which it suggests two possible scenarios.

One of them could bring lighter snow that would not require a winter storm warning.

The other, however, could see 6-12 inches of snow hit everywhere south of the line from Redwood Falls to the Twin Cities.

And after this, we could see a very chilly Christmas, with the weather service saying single digit highs are possible on Christmas Eve, and potentially a high of zero on Christmas Day.

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