Winter Weather Advisory: 2 to 4 Inches of Snow Expected
The National Weather Service's advisory is from 3 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday.
Richfield is in a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities/Chanhassen says snow accumulations could reach 2 to 4 inches, with as much as 5 inches in some areas.
Unfortunately, that means the snow will coincide with people traveling to and from Super Bowl parties.
"A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties," according to the NWS. "Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities ... and use caution while driving."
Snow is forecast throughout the beginning of the week in Richfield, with high temperatures in the low 30s and lows in the single digits.
Here is the full weather statement:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
938 AM CST SUN FEB 3 2013
-ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT-
.A STORM SYSTEM WILL DROP SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO TONIGHT. SNOW WILL BEGIN IN WESTERN MINNESOTA THIS AFTERNOON AND SPREAD SOUTHEAST WITH TIME. THE SNOW WILL BE WIDESPREAD BETWEEN 6 PM AND MIDNIGHT-ESPECIALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 94. SNOW WILL THEN TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT AND SHOULD PROVIDE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS INTO THE EARLY MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE.
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938 AM CST SUN FEB 3 2013
-WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM CST MONDAY-
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW-WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM CST MONDAY.
* TIMING: SNOW WILL ARRIVE LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND TAPER OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* SNOW TOTALS: ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED- WITH LOCALLY 5 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
* MAIN IMPACTS: SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL RESULT IN SLIPPERY DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING WILL LIKELY AFFECT THE EARLY MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES-AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.