Winter Storm Q Bringing 3-5 Inches of Snow to Twin Cities Thursday, Friday
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, through Friday, Feb. 22.
Edina is in store for anywhere between three and six inches of snow over the next couple of days, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service's Twin Cities office.
A winter system—dubbed Winter Storm Q—is slated to hit the area Thursday evening, lingering into Friday. Initial projections of as many as 10 inches of snow have been reduced over the last few days, with the storm tracking further south than anticipated.
"Snow will move into southern Minnesota Thursday evening and spread north-northeast across the area Thursday night," the National Weather Service reports. "Snow accumulation will occur mainly south of Interstate 94, where 3 to 5 inches of snow are now expected. Higher snow amounts are expected over south central Minnesota, where 4 to 6 inches of snow are expected through Friday."
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the area from 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, through 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, a downgrade from the previous winter storm watch.
Here's the full release from the National Weather Service:
... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* TIMING: SNOW DEVELOPING THURSDAY EVENING AND CONTINUING INTO FRIDAY.
* MAIN IMPACT: SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE BETWEEN THURSDAY EVENING AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER SNOW TOTALS ARE EXPECTED ALONG INTERSTATE 90.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.