MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Warm temperatures have melted away some of the snow we received earlier this month, but another system may bring a fresh dose of winter wonderland to the Twin Cities in time for Christmas.
Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says that a storm system he has been tracking for Thursday may now shift farther north and west than originally anticipated.
Augustyniak says it now appears that totals will range from just a coating in the far northwestern corner of the Twin Cities metro area to possibly 5 inches in the southeastern corner.
In greater Minnesota, the southeastern corner of the state could see closer to a foot, with blizzard conditions projected for Iowa as the system moves in.
Augustyniak predicts that the snow will be falling in the Twin Cities during the morning commute Thursday, but will generally be finished by mid-afternoon.
The storm is not expected to bring much snow to areas north and west of the Twin Cities.
As for your early holiday travel forecast, Augustyniak says the weekend should be mostly dry with cooler temperatures. Highs should only reach the high teens on Friday.
There may be the chance for some snowflakes on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.