Grab your shovels: Here's what to expect with today's snow

Six to 8 inches is possible by Saturday.
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Here comes the snow.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 6-10 inches of snow across much of central and southern Minnesota, where a winter storm warning is in effect through Saturday.

The heaviest snow is expected along and south of a line from Appleton to Litchfield to the Twin Cities and Eau Claire. Estimates said the Twin Cities could see up to 10 inches of snow by Saturday morning. Here's a look at how much more snow we'll likely get (the map doesn't include the 1-2 inches that fell early Friday morning), according to the National Weather Service.

Timeline of when, and what we'll get

This weekend's weather comes in three parts. The overnight snow we had into Friday, heavy snow Friday evening, and then then dangerously cold temperatures. Here are all details you need to know:

Friday late morning: The snow returns

Snow will redevelop, moving in from the west in the mid- to late-morning hours, the National Weather Service says. And it'll continue into Saturday.

The total daytime snow accumulation is about 2-4 inches in the Twin Cities, the weather service says. And that's before the heavy stuff comes later Friday.

Friday 6 p.m. to midnight: It'll really be snowing

Snow will start getting heavier by the late afternoon into the evening, just in time to leave work for the weekend.

The heaviest snowfall rates are expected between 6 p.m. and midnight, before tapering off Saturday morning, the National Weather Service says. Another 3-5 inches of snow is possible for the Twin Cities.

The weather service warns roads will be snow covered Friday evening, and you could see some blowing and drifting snow by Saturday. (You can check road conditions online here and check out these tips from MnDOT if you need to travel during the storm.)

Saturday into Sunday: Dangerously cold

When you go outside to shovel the nearly foot of snow we could get, be sure to bundle up.

Wind chill warnings are in effect through noon Sunday because the "feels like" temperature is forecast to be 35-45 below zero across much of the state starting as early as Saturday evening. (See map below.)

The high Saturday is 4 degrees in Minneapolis, with a low of minus-20. The high Sunday is 6-below zero.

When its that cold, it's possible to get frostbite in as little as 10 minutes, the National Weather Service says.

But there's some good news. Temperatures will start to warm up on Monday (although there's the potential for a wind chill advisory Monday morning, the weather service says). And then by Tuesday, temperatures will be back to "near normal," with the forecast saying the high will be 29 in the Twin Cities.

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