Wet Wednesday for the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota

Rain could eventually change over to snow.
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Sloppy weather is on tap for the Twin Cities and parts of Minnesota as a storm system is forecast to deliver rain that could eventually change over to snow. When exactly the rain changes to snow will determine how much snow falls. 

Rain looks to be the primary type of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service, with the "heaviest precipitation from near Redwood Falls northeast through the Twin Cities metro and eastward into west central Wisconsin."

The forecast calls for rain changing over to snow with a dusting to 2 inches of accumulation possible. 

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"Given the long duration of temperatures we've had above freezing, it will be tough for much to stick other than on grassy and elevated surfaces, so am not expecting much in the way of accumulation," the forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the NWS says. 

"However, these situations can sometimes surprise if precipitation rates are sufficiently high, so it will be something to keep an eye on, especially if rain changes to snow more quickly than expected."

The radar simulation from the HRRR model shows pretty much all rain in the metro area and points south, though the heaviest rain is south of the Twin Cities. 


Beyond today, the next chance for rain and maybe some snow is Friday-Saturday when a stronger system moves through. The weather service is forecasting mostly rain again as temperatures will be above freezing, though snow on the northern fringe of the system will be something to monitor over the next few days. 

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