Location of the low pressure center from GFS model valid at 6PM on Friday. This storm will be in the wake of the storm that will produce several inches of snow on Thursday in northwest Minnesota.
The models are coming into agreement on the path of the second storm system that will impact Minnesota on Friday into Friday night. Based on the projected path of this low center and the associated dynamics in the middle and upper levels of the atmosphere, heavy snow is likely from about Redwood Falls to Grand Rapids and International Falls.
There should be a break in the heavy precipitation late Thursday and early Friday morning. Currently the band of heaviest snow should position itself west of the Twin Cities on Friday afternoon and evening. Temperatures should be cold enough for snow in the Metro on New Year’s Eve.