Expect snow Friday evening in Twin Cities metro

I saw several people raking leaves during my travels around St. Paul on Thursday. Friday might be another leaf-raking opportunity, but light snow could arrive by late afternoon in the Twin Cities.

Accumulating snow is expected Friday night. It will start earlier in the day in western Minnesota:

National Weather Service Twin Cities

Heaviest snow totals will be in southern Minnesota:

NWS Twin Cities

The southern part of the Twin Cities metro area is in a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
246 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018

…ACCUMULATING SNOW LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA…

.Snow will develop over west central Minnesota late this afternoon
and expand south and east across central and southern Minnesota
tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for areas
generally south of Interstate 94 in Minnesota. Total accumulations
of 2 to 4 inches are expected in the Advisory area, with isolated
5 inch amounts.

Brisk northerly winds will also accompany the snow, which will
likely result in reduced visibilities and areas of blowing snow.

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Including the cities of Chaska, Shakopee, Hastings, Le Sueur,
Faribault, Red Wing, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont,
Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
246 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4
inches expected. Isolated 5 inch accumulations.

* WHERE…Portions of east central, south central and southeast
Minnesota.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Brisk northerly winds will reduce
visibilities and result in areas of blowing snow. Plan on
slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at
511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in
either state.

The advisory begins at 4 p.m. in west-central and southwestern Minnesota.

You can check for weather updates from the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service

As always, updated weather information can be heard on the Minnesota Public Radio Network, and you will also see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

A complete Updraft blog update will be posted later this morning.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:49 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.