It looks like the evening commute in the Twin Cities won't be so bad after all.
Snow was expected to spread into southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities by Tuesday afternoon, but now the forecast shows it won't hit the metro area until after the commute.
That's not the case in the Interstate-90 corridor, though.
The evening commute there is expected to be "severely impacted" as a band of heavy snow dumps up to 11 inches in the area over the next day, the National Weather Service says. Snow will spread into southern Minnesota later Tuesday afternoon, with the heaviest snow falling after 6 p.m., when snowfall rates could be up to 1 inch per hour.
Blowing and drifting snow could also be a problem in far southern Minnesota, making travel hazardous Tuesday night and Wednesday, the weather service says.
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