Heaviest snow misses the metro; 40s for Thanksgiving?
Roads are slick in southern Minnesota, although the Twin Cities was spared.
A clipper-type storm system will rush through Minnesota Friday evening into early Saturday morning and it could drop accumulating snow across a portion of southern Minnesota.
Currently, the National Weather Service anticipates the heaviest accumulations of up to three inches will fall on a northwest to southeast line in parts of west-central and south-central Minnesota.
The Twin Cities metro area is just on the northern edge of the current trajectory, although that could change as the system works closer over the next 24 hours.
In the Twin Cities, an inch or less of accumulating snow is expected, with the higher totals projected for the Minnesota River Valley.
The timing of the snow is equally important to keep an eye on because it could impact Friday evening's commute. If the storm system slides slightly further north, heavier snow totals could be ongoing to rush hour in the metro.
Here's a look at simulated future radar from 3 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday. This is a depiction of what could happen, not necessarily what will happen.
In the meantime, temperatures will be in the mid-40s in the Twin Cities today, but an Arctic front will pass through this evening and temps will rapidly decrease as it moves through.
Any rain/drizzle that falls this evening and tonight along the Interstate 94 corridor could quickly freeze as temps fall, so beware of potentially slick roads.
A slight warmup is forecast for next week and temps in the metro area could be around 40 degrees for Thanksgiving Day.