Recap as of Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. The forecasts for Friday continue to be fine tuned although there’s no single clear picture. On the high end, the Star Tribune/Paul Douglas calls for a probable “plowable storm.” Fox and the National Weather Service, which has maintained the most consistent forecast, are in the low end with up to an inch of snow. This will be the final forecast update for this winter weather event; grades will come out tomorrow after the storm is effectively over.
WCCO: 2-3 inches of snow through afternoon and evening with another inch possible on Saturday
KSTP: 1-3" expected through early tomorrow morning with more NW Metro, less SE Metro
FOX: In the metro the sleet and snow could accumulate to near an inch by New Year's
KARE: freezing rain developing after the noon hour and changing to snow by the mid afternoon with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches by 8 p.m. - highest amounts in the west Metro and lowest amounts in the east Metro.
Star Tribune: PM "burst" of 2-4" possible in the metro area, combination of sleet and snow - best chance of 3-4" northern/western suburbs - probably enough snow/sleet to plow/shovel.
MPR: With the track of the low moving further west, the bulk of the moisture will miss the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. Total snowfall accumulation around the metro may approach an inch or two.
NWS: Snow and sleet accumulation up to 1 inch. Ice accumulation around one tenth of an inch.