Here's how much snow is expected Friday in central, southern Minnesota

Redwood Falls, Hutchinson and the Twin Cities are in line for the most.
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Not much has changed with the forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS) in regards to a storm system that will deliver snow to central and southern Minnesota on Friday. 

How much snow will fall? The NWS expects 3-4 inches along the Hwy. 212 corridor and through the Twin Cities metro area, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches. 

North and south of the higher totals can expect 2-3 inches. 

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Here's a simulated future radar courtesy of Tropical Tidbits


Snow shouldn't be too heavy at any given time, but the flakes will be bigger to provide for a fluffy layer of snow once it's all said and done by Friday night. 

The timing of the snow is a bit unlucky because it'll fall during the day in the metro, meaning the afternoon commute will likely be snarled.

Unusual cold to begin March

There's no snow in the forecast after Friday until at least next Wednesday other than some light snow Saturday over west-central and southern Minnesota, but a shot of Arctic air of unusual proportions will arrive this weekend. 

According to the NWS Twin Cities, a wind chill advisory will likely be issued for Monday morning, possibly Sunday morning, too. 

How rare is a March wind chill advisory in the forecast area covered by the NWS Twin Cities? It's happened just three since 2006:

  • Mar. 11, 2009
  • Mar. 1, 2014
  • Mar. 3, 2015

The forecast low overnight into Monday morning is -10F for the Twin Cities, so even a 10 mph wind will make it feel 25-30 below zero. 

Temps will rebound into the 20s by midweek, but that's still 10-15 degrees below normal for this time of year. 

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