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Measurable snow to brush Twin Cities, hit southern Minnesota harder

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