Travel likely to be difficult Monday afternoon as winter storm arrives

The advertised snowstorm will get geared up later tonight.  Minnesota and Wisconsin are likely to get dumped on. Some locations, as Paul has noted, are expected to accumulate more than a foot of snow by daybreak on Tuesday.

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National Weather Service winter headlines as of late Sunday morning

The low pressure that will generate heavy snowfall at the rate of more than an inch per hour on Monday afternoon has yet to take shape.  Computer models are in agreement for a path of the center of lowest pressure to move in a very favorable track for heavy snow in the Twin Cities.

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Monday morning's National weather map from the National Weather Service

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National Weather Service LaCrosse, WI.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Prediction Center posted this forecast of the region most likely to tally a foot or more of snow by Tuesday morning.

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Track the latest on this developing snow storm, including radar and storm reports from the National Weather Service by clickinghere.

Snowflakes will begin to fly overnight, spreading from the eastern Dakotas to central Minnesota around daybreak on Monday.

While the morning commute may not present a major challenge in the Twin Cities, travel conditions are expected to go downhill quickly as we move through the afternoon.

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