We're less than 24 hours from a major winter storm moving through southern Minnesota and the latest projections from the National Weather Service (NWS) show that the storm has taken a slightly more northerly track, meaning more snow is possible in the Twin Cities.
The newest information from the NWS is the issuance of a winter storm warning in Watonwan, Martin, Faribault, Nobles and Jackson counties in extreme southern Minnesota, where 5-9 inches of snow are expected to fall between 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday morning.
The Twin Cities has been placed in a winter weather advisory, where 2-5 inches of snow is expected.
There could also be a period of freezing rain at the onset of the precipitation.
Here's a look at the simulated future radar from Saturday morning through Sunday evening, with precipitation expected to reach the metro by about 2 p.m.
Strong winds will accompany the snowfall and create reductions in visibility on roadways, and travel is expected to be dangerous during the brunt of the storm Saturday afternoon and night.
How much snow will fall?
Here's a look at what two different computer models are printing out. First, the North American Model's 18z run, which throws down anywhere from 6-12 inches across southern Minnesota, which the NWS in La Crosse isn't buying considering they're suggesting high-end amounts of 4-6 inches.
Here's the Global (GFS) model's 12z run, which is similar to the previous model and has the heaviest snow in far southern Minnesota with up to 5-6 inches fall in the metro and very high totals in southern Minnesota, which might be overdone by a bit.
AccuWeather forecasts 6-12 inches of snow for far southern Minnesota and anywhere from 1-6 inches in the metro area, with the higher amounts in the south metro.
Weather.com is also moving its snow totals further north, with the metro in line for 1-5 inches and points just south of the Twin Cities in line for 5-8 inches.
Generally speaking, folks in the north metro might not see nearly as much snow as people do in the south metro. Then again, if the storm shifts just a little bit further north, the entire metro could get a dumping.
For southwest Minnesota, the Sioux Falls office of the NWS is forecasting anywhere from 4-12 inches of snow, with the higher amounts near the Minnesota-Iowa border.