It seems the trusty weather models have pulled a fast one over local weathercasters. In the darkness of night they threw a curveball and now accumulating snow seems to be on its way. The Star Tribune stands out on this forecast, calling for 3-6 inches. Most others are in the 2-3 inch range. Here's the latest projections as of Thursday morning:
WCCO: Snow beginning very late this p.m. 2-4 inches.
KSTP: 1-2 inches in metro by mid-day Friday. SW metro could see 3 inches.
FOX: 2-3 inches SW metro, about 2 inches metro, lesser amounts, NE metro
KARE: 2-4 inches. Highest amounts in SW metro
Star Tribune: "Expect about 3", but as much as 6 in the south and west metro (from front-page video)
NWS: 2-3 inches
MPR/Updraft Blog: Metro accumulations were not clearly presented. Looks like no more than 3 inches.