Snow Expected to Impact Thursday Evening, Friday Morning Commutes

February 21, 2018 10:34 PM

KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said Twin Cities motorists should plan on a slow commute Thursday evening and Friday morning as more snow is expected.

The snow is expected to move into the area around 2 p.m. and is not expected to taper off until early Friday morning.

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Yuhas expects between 2 to 4 inches of snow by 9 a.m. Friday morning.

Because of the snow, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for 29 Minnesota counties and four Wisconsin counties. The advisory is in effect from noon Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday.

The Minnesota counties that have been placed under the advisory include Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Washington, Scott, Dakota, Carver, Wright, Douglas, Todd, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Stevens, Pope, Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Isanti, Chisago, Swift, Kandiyohhi, Meeker, Le Sueur, Rice, Waseca, Steele, Freeborn counties. The Wisconsin counties include Polk, Barron, Rusk and St. Croix counties.

Because of the timing, Yuhas says commutes could be messy.

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There is 90 percent chance for another round of snow Saturday. According to Yuhas, the snow will move into the Twin Cities around noon and could remain in the area until 9 a.m. Sunday.

Yuhas said 3 to 6 inches is possible.  

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