Minnesota winter storm: Snow continues overnight into Thursday morning

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The final round of snow from the multi-day snowstorm in Minnesota will make for one final commute buster Thursday morning commute in the Twin Cities metro, with a final band of snow and whipping winds.

Round one began winding down Wednesday morning after the Twin Cities picked up around 3-5 inches of snow from Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday. After that, we entered a "lull" which lasted until Thursday afternoon, when the second wave moved in.

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Timeline: What to expect overnight into Thursday morning

Flakes will continue to fall overnight in the Twin Cities metro, including a final burst expected to be a commute-buster for Thursday morning bringing our totals over a foot.

There will be a spell where we are without snow. But, as we continue into the overnight and Thursday morning, a band of snow will push from the Minnesota River Valley into the metro, working off to the north and northeast.

That band will bring an early morning last blast of snow around 4 a.m. or 5 a.m. which will make for a messy morning commute. With the bands of snow, strong winds will also be a problem.

Around midnight, the winds will still be gusting strong out of the northeast, 30 mph to 40-plus. This is a big problem with blowing, drifting snow and reduced visibility.

Temperatures will also fall, from the upper teens Wednesday night into the lower teens by Thursday afternoon to single digits by Friday morning.

That would put us around the range we've been expecting all week, in that 12- to 18-inch range for the total storm as we get through the noon hour on Thursday.

As always, FOX 9's meteorologists will be tracking the storm throughout the week. Tune in, visit fox9.com and download the FOX 9 Weather App to stay informed.

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