By Mike Augustyniak

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s becoming old hat by now. The Twin Cities is bracing for another potential dose of winter.

WCCO-TV meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said he is tracking a system that, depending on a number of factors, could drop anywhere from 4 to 8.

The system should move in late Friday and start dropping dry, fluffy snowflakes, and should perform most of its wintry work in a pretty short amount of time.

“While the forecast has been unusually consistent with this storm for a few days, the area of heaviest snow could still shift slightly from the current forecast,” said Augustyniak. “It’ll be a sizable storm, but will hit during a narrow window of time — 12 to 18 hours.”

Augustyniak said the storm could affect Friday evening’s commute and continue to make travel difficult overnight into Saturday morning.

At the moment, the forecast is for more snow to fall in the southwest portion of the Twin Cities, as well as in the southern portion of the state including Mankato and Rochester. The northeastern portion of the metro area could see a bit less.

Temperatures should drop on the tail end of the storm system. By early next week, highs should be stalling out in the teens and overnight lows should start hovering around the zero-degree mark.

WCCO-TV’s Mike Augustyniak Reports


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