Snow intensifies south of Twin Cities with up to 10 inches now expected in areas by Sunday night
Weather forecasters are increasing their predictions for this weekend's snowfall, with 5 to 8 inches expected for many in Minnesota but up to 10 inches possible in areas of southern Minnesota.
The light, fluffy snow that began falling in the metro area around 3 p.m. Saturday was a problem enough for drivers, leading to scores of spinouts and crashes around the Twin Cities as the snow intensified. Authorities warned drivers to either slow down or stay home.
The highest total reported to the National Weather Service was 4 inches just south of the Twin Cities, as of 10 p.m. But in the metro, 2.3 inches fell at the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen through midnight. Also, 2 inches fell at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a record for Dec. 10, according to the Weather Service. St. Cloud and Eau Claire saw about a half-inch.