Shortly after 2 p.m. CST large snowflakes were accumulating across the Twin Cities metro area. Radar indicated this band of snow will advance slowly from southwest to northeast during the afternoon. Snow could accumulate 2 to 3 inches by dark.
Radar screen capture at 205 p.m. CST. Source:NOAA/Weather underground
Snow was mixed with freezing rain and sleet to the south of the Twin Cities. Precipitation is likely to reach up to St. Cloud and Hayward, Wis., by 3 p.m. CST.
The National Weather Service has expanded the Winter Weather Advisory to include counties north of the metro and into parts of northwest Wisconsin for this afternoon and evening.
National Weather Service expanded Winter Weather Advisory in blue with a Winter Storm Warning continuing through this evening in the pink shaded area.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain will make travel extremely hazardous. Travel with caution. The precipitation will taper from west to east later this afternoon and evening.
Three inches of snow measured at the Eden Prairie weather center as of 5pm cst.