The near-unanimous consensus for Thursday afternoon/evening is a forecast of flurries. FOX still provides for the possibility of an inch of snow in the metro. Although it now appears to be a substantially snowless Thursday, this non-event will still be graded because so much attention was focused on the possibility of snow for the last several days. We've also included a few comments related to the extended forecast as detailed by several weather outlets. Remember to follow us on Twitter for forecaster updates and related comments.
WCCO: Little or no snow from metro north and east. Extended period of dry weather ahead.
KSTP: Maybe some flurries. No snow until possibly the middle of next week.
FOX: “Maybe up to an inch of snow here in the metro.”
KARE: "If we see any snow, it would be in the southwest metro and be less than an inch.
We’ll most likely add to our snow total before the end of the month. As we get out to New Year’s, there may be a more significant big storm headed to the Upper Midwest."
Star Tribune: Flurries. "It's pretty far off, but the GFS model is hinting at a potentially significant snowfall between New Year's Eve and roughly January 3, over 1.5" liquid. If it verifies (too early to tell) it could be a big, new pile of additional snow."
NWS: 30-40% chance of snow Thursday and Thursday night. No accumulation mentioned.
MPR: Snow sliding off to southwest of metro (from Tuesday a..m. update)