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. 


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. 


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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