St. Croix Valley expects to see accumulation near 6 inches
Snow slowed morning traffic and caused spinouts in some areas of the state today while the St. Croix Valley expects to receive up to six inches of snow by this afternoon.
“That’s a common range across the state today. It can be found across the Twin Cities to the east and to the south.” said meteorologist Rick Hiltbrand with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.
The snow was forecast to gradually taper off during the day with accumulating snow flurries this afternoon, Hiltbrand said.
Hiltbrand added that there is a chance of snow Sunday into Tuesday but it would not be enough to affect travel.
According to Hiltbrand, the current system that moved through late Thursday night into this morning was a residual weakened storm that had swept through Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas dumping 12 to 16 inches of snow on some areas of Kansas and Missouri Thursday. It continues moving north towards the Great Lakes today, Hiltbrand said.
Hiltbrand added that NWS forecastes are watching another storm in the South forecast to move into the region Monday. Howver, recent data indicated it would fall south of the Valley, though he said forecasters are keeping an eye on it.