MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota is in the pathway of a major storm system, with the storm’s center arriving by early Sunday morning.
According to WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey, a low-pressure system moving northeast will hit after 4 a.m., with a wintry mix falling well in to late Sunday morning. The wintry mix will transition into all wet snow by midday, and continue through the afternoon with growing intensity. Rumbles of thunder are also a possibility in the morning and afternoon.
Four to 8 inches are expected to fall in the north and southeast metro. Areas that experience more snow than wintry mix in the morning can expect the high end of the snow projections. And the high moisture amount in this system will create some heavy snow.
The most snow is expected for north and western Minn., with totals ranging from 8-12 inches. And despite the heavy snow, strong winds of up to 45 mph could cause blowing and drifting – greatly reducing visibility. Hazardous driving condition could last though all of Sunday and even into Monday.
Southwestern Minn. will miss the brunt of the storm, but can still expect 2-4 inches.