Two rounds of snow are headed to the Twin Cities in our latest forecast, starting today.
Light snow arrives in the Twin Cities today, starting around noon – with more waves later in the day (and night) that could start to add up. About 2″ of snow (over many hours) around the metro area is what most of us should expect.
Here’s the future radar as we head closer to around noon today:
Between around 1-2 p.m. and about 5-6 p.m. it looks like that nose of snow kind of slides east, while other light snow builds in from the south.
It *seems* like that’s when we’d start to see the bulk of any accumulations, however light it may end up. Light snow continues on and off overnight, wrapping up before Wednesday’s commute.
Friday’s snow looks like it might be coming at the worst time for hardy Minnesotans: after they’re all at work.
Keep an eye on the timing for Friday’s storm, because it’s speeding up, switching from a Friday night to Saturday storm to more of a Friday storm. One model shows snow arriving just after people make it into work:
We’ve seen that story before, earlier this winter… with long commutes home after an easy commute pre-storm into work. Keep this in mind if you’re one of those folks and keep an eye on the timing of this system.
Follow Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer on Twitter. Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis and is the digital communications and social media associate for the nonprofit Avivo in Minneapolis. He is Ward 8's representative on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee, Deep down he's a weather geek and has a degree in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from UW-Madison to prove it. He's spent time working at TV stations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa prior to arriving in Minneapolis to work for WeatherNation and now forecasting for MinnyApple. His favorite weather career moment came while storm chasing for his Iowa station (he went on 40+ storm chases during that time), when he saw a mile-wide EF-4 rated tornado.