It could be worse.
You could be reading this from St. Cloud.
A winter storm is scheduled to shuffle its way over the Dakotas and into Central Minnesota tonight, dumping anywhere from 6 inches to more than a foot of new snow on areas around the Twin Cities.
The St. Cloud area could be hit the hardest, with 14 inches of snow forecast for that area. St. Michael-Albertville residents can expect anywhere from 6 to 9 inches of new snow by Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the area, in effect 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 18 until 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 19.
Heavy snow should hit the Wright County area early Tuesday morning, with a big impact on the morning commute between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Heavier snow will fall throughout the day Tuesday, wtih snow tapering off late Tuesday night.
According to the National Weather Service:
TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
… CONFIDENCE IS QUICKLY INCREASING FOR A MAJOR WINTER STORM IMPACTING THE REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT…
.A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT WEST OF A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS TO HUTCHINSON… AND CAMBRIDGE MINNESOTA. A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT EAST OF THE WINTER STORM WARNING TO WEST OF A LINE FROM MANKATO… NEW RICHMOND AND RICE LAKE WISCONSIN.
SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER CENTRAL MINNESOTA LATE TONIGHT AND SPREAD SOUTHWEST ACROSS WESTERN MINNESOTA OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL QUICKLY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TUESDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL SLOWLY SPREAD EASTWARD THROUGH THE DAY… REACHING SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MINNESOTA AND FAR WESTERN WISCONSIN BY EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL DECREASE IN INTENSITY TUESDAY EVENING AND TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST TUESDAY NIGHT. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL AND WESTERN MINNESOTA… WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE FROM SOUTH CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA TO NORTHWEST WISCONSIN. THE AXIS OF HEAVIEST SNOW WILL LIKELY FALL ALONG A LINE FROM REDWOOD FALLS TO ST CLOUD AND MORA.