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NWS: 'Fairly low' chance for plowable snow Sunday, Monday in Minnesota

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In about four days from now a low-pressure system is forecast to spin through the middle of the country, but the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities says the chances of it delivering a bout of accumulating snow to Minnesota are "fairly low." 

"We always choose science over rumors, but realize you may have heard rumors about a storm and accumulating snow for Sunday/Monday. At this point, probabilities are fairly low for seeing much in our area. Here's the chance of seeing "plowable" snow with that system," the NWS Twin Cities wrote in a tweet, showing the image below. 

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Snowstorms hitting the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota in April has happened the past two years, with about 10 inches falling at MSP Airport last April 10-12. 

The April of 2018, however, was a real doozy as 9 inches accumulated April 2-3 followed by that epic blizzard that dumped 12-24 inches of snow across southern Minnesota, including a whopping 14.6 inches at the airport April 14-15. 

According to the weather service, the best chance for a wintry mix or accumulating snow is in far southeastern Minnesota, eastern parts of Iowa and into Wisconsin. Here's a good look at how the storm is evolving in the European model simulation. 

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It's certainly something worth monitoring since any shift in the storm track could bring big changes. We'll keep you posted. 

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