Measurable snow to brush Twin Cities, hit southern Minnesota harder

Enough to get the plows and shovels out in southern Minnesota.

Dry, fluffy snow is on track to push through southern Minnesota Thursday afternoon and night, barely scraping the Twin Cities area while covering the ground with a few inches in the far southern part of the state.

Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service: 

"Light to moderate snow will spread into south central MN late this afternoon and to the I-94 corridor early to mid evening. It will continue until about midnight before ending. 3 to 4 inches are expected along I-90 where the snow will last longest, with amounts tapering off gradually to the north to little or nothing north of I-94."

Based on forecast maps from the NWS, the evening commute should be dry in the Twin Cities, but the roads could be slick along the I-90 corridor in southern Minnesota. 

Here's the latest snowfall predictions. Next to nothing in the immediate Twin Cities with 1-2 inches in the far south suburbs. Mankato is in line for 2-3 with 3-4, maybe even 4-6 inches just south of there. 

The best news is that the forecast calls for highs in the 20s beginning Monday. 

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