Snowy week ahead? Weather service paying attention to favorable storm track

After Sunday, another round of snow could come Tuesday night and Wednesday.
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A snowy Sunday south of Interstate 94 will leave a dusting to a couple of inches on the ground in the Twin Cities, with higher amounts (3-6 inches) in far southern Minnesota. 

After Sunday, attention turns to a potential snow maker Tuesday night and Wednesday. 

The forecast discussion Saturday afternoon from the National Weather Service Twin Cities wrote: "Bottom line, the threat for another round of accumulating snow is on the upswing for Tuesday night into Wednesday."

The Sunday morning forecast discussion hasn't wavered on that claim, saying there could be widespread snow with "at least 2 to 4 inches" that could impact the Wednesday morning commute. 

But again, the forecast discussion is simply a conversation about what the weather pattern and computer models are suggesting. Things can and will change, but the pattern will be favorable for storms to move through the region. 

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"This sort of pattern is conducive to sending significant low pressure systems up across the center of the CONUS (continental United States) and we are certainly seeing this potential in the various deterministic models, which all show a strong low pressure system coming out of the southern Plains and heading into the Great Lakes next weekend," the forecast discussion noted. 

WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman referred the current setup as a "storm highway." 

For the Tuesday-Wednesday storm possibilities, this is the latest (as of 8:30 a.m.) GFS computer model, which shows moderate to heavy snow moving into southern Minnesota Tuesday night and lasting through much of Wednesday. 

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That's just one computer model showing what might happen 72 hours from now, so while it's possible snow affects a big chunk of Minnesota it's also possible the entire storm slides just south and doesn't bring very much at all to the metro area. 

Time will tell and it's certainly worth paying attention to, especially if you have travel plans this week. 

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