I’ll get to the big winter storm in a moment, but I first want to mention the significant snow that’s falling today in northeastern Minnesota.

Serwe says each snow system will be heavier than the last, with major travel disruptions possible Wednesday and Thursday.

Winter weather advisories cover much of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin until 9 p.m. Monday, with winter storm warnings for higher snow amounts along the North Shore of Lake Superior

It kicked off Monday morning with some on-and-off snow showers, which could last throughout the day and will only amount to around an inch in the Twin Cities. Farther north, between 3-5 inches is possible and, thanks to temperatures in the low to mid-30s, Monday’s snowfall will be a wet, sticky snow.

A low pressure system will bring several inches of snow to portions of central and southern Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon/evening and overnight Tuesday night.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 10 a.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Wednesday

Again, another small break is possible around midday Wednesday before the third and largest round of snow arrives in the Twin Cities Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Add it all up and the Twin Cities could easily get more than 12 inches of snow and possibly closer to two feet by the end of Thursday.