MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you’re planning to travel in the days after Christmas, be prepared for a messy drive home.
The National Weather Service says there’s increasing confidence of a winter storm hitting the Upper Midwest late Wednesday and lasting through Friday.
As to where exactly the storm will hit and how much snow will fall, it’s still too early to say.
Winter storm still on track to bring heavy snow across western MN, meanwhile warm air will bring rain and lesser snow amounts across southern/eastern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. Still a lot of variability with this storm, so please keep checking the forecast #mnwx #wiwx pic.twitter.com/onSC0AIFbm
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) December 24, 2018
The highest chance of heavy snow looks to fall in a band from southwestern Minnesota to the North Shore.
Some communities, particularly in southeastern Minnesota and even parts of the Twin Cities metro, could see mostly rain.
Weather officials are advising those who plan to travel later this week to keep an eye on the forecast.