Heavy snow is making driving tricky across southern Minnesota

8 inches of snow has been reported in Wabasso.
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Snow-covered roads made driving tricky on Sunday in southern Minnesota.

A winter storm warning and a winter weather advisory remain in effect for southern Minnesota until Monday evening, with the National Weather Service saying the majority of the snow expected to fall Sunday evening.

But weather officials say people should plan on "difficult" driving conditions for the Monday morning commute, too. You can check the latest road conditions here.

The weather service says accumulations of 4 to 9 inches of snow is likely with this storm. As of 7 p.m. Sunday, south-central and southwestern Minnesota had picked up the most snow, totaling close to 8 inches of snow in Wabasso and 7.5 inches in Currie.

Meanwhile, in the Twin Cities snow totals were lower – 2.1 inches was reported at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. And by Sunday evening, the St. Cloud Airport had 1.6 inches of snow on the ground.

You can see the latest snow totals here.

For updates from earlier Sunday, read below. 

Looks like the weatherman was right this time.

The National Weather service issued a winter storm warning Sunday, with heavy snow predicted for several counties in southern Minnesota until Monday morning.

Snow arrived in the Twin Cities metro area Sunday afternoon – just in time for Minnesota United's home opener at TCF Bank Stadium.

The NWS says snowfall rates are about an inch or two per hour in south central Minnesota.

Communities along and below the Minnesota River Valley could see as much as 11 inches of snow – the Twin Cities is expected to get 3-6 inches by Monday morning.

By 3:30 p.m., several highways were already covered with snow, and the Department of Transportation said conditions were deteriorating rapidly.

In addition, gusts of wind may cause blowing snow, making travel hazardous – drivers are advised to be extra careful on the roads. Slow down and turn on your headlights for safety.

If you must travel, you can check road conditions here.

The heaviest snow is expected Sunday night. The NWS says it'll die off Monday morning, but drivers should plan for a longer commute, as the roads may still be snowy and slippery.

Here's the original story from Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service has updated the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning for parts of the state Sunday.

Some people lost faith in the forecasts after the last big winter storm didn't pan out as predicted. The NWS even apologized and explained what happened.

We don't wanna jinx it, but looking at the radar, it appears heavy snow is really coming this time for central and southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.

The winter storm warning is in effect along and south of the Minnesota River Valley in west central Minnesota to the I-90 corridor in south central.

Light snow began Sunday morning in the west, and will spread northward and eastward moving into the Mankato and Wilmar areas, as well as the Twin Cities areas by noon, NWS said.

Southwestern Minnesota will see the heaviest snow, with 6-9 inches. Lesser amounts of 3-6 inches are anticipated to the east for areas including Alexandria, St. Cloud, and the Twin Cities.

Snow will taper off later Sunday night, but the Monday morning commute could be difficult.

"Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving," NWS said.

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