Here's how much snow is forecast to fall in Minnesota today

There could be significant differences in the metro area.
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Snow has already begun falling across southern Minnesota and it is expected to intensify throughout the day on Easter Sunday, bring 8+ inches of heavy, wet snow to locations that get hit by the strongest bands of precipitation. 

Here's the latest snowfall forecast map from the National Weather Service. As you can see, the heaviest amounts remain south of the metro, which is in a zone of uncertainty which could result in significant differences over short distances. 

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The forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service note that cities in the northwest metro could see 4 inches less than some parts of the south metro. As an example, it said such a difference could exist between Maple Grove and Inver Grove Heights. 

"Snow will overspread the area this morning, and continue into this evening. Northeast winds will gust to around 35 mph at times as they shift to the northwest by tonight. Snowfall totals in the warning area will generally range from 5 to 9 inches, with amounts of 2 to 6 inches expected in the advisory area. Local amounts in excess of 10 inches are possible in the warning area," the weather service says. 

Keep in mind that this is heavy, wet snow, so it'll compact quickly. Couple that with the fact that some of the snow will melt as it hits bare surfaces, what actually accumulates could look like less than fell. 

Precipitation should be out of Minnesota by about midnight. 

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