Despite highs in the 50s to start the week, snow returned to the city Tuesday night.
Late Tuesday night snow spreading from Colorado to western Lake Superior reached Minneapolis.
Current indications put the thin stripe of heavier snow, totaling around three inches, over Minneapolis.
Rain changed to snow Tuesday night and will likely remain snow before ending early Wednesday.
The heaviest snow totals will occur on grassy and elevated surfaces since persistent cold has been lacking across the region recently.
That is not to say that motorists should let their guard down. There can still be some accumulation on roads and slick travel, especially since the snow is falling at night and where it comes down heavily for a time.
Airline travelers should also prepare for possible flight delays.
Due to severe storms, which spawned tornadoes Tuesday evening, four people were killed, and dozens more were injured.
A storm will bring bring the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South and perhaps in part of the Northeast.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel periods of the year across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
A storm delivered wet snow to part of the United Kingdom on Friday, Boxing Day.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow to from parts of France and Germany to northern Greece and Bulgaria this weekend.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
South Pole, Antarctica (1978)
Record all time high of 7.5 degrees F.
Erie, PA (1989)
December, 1989 became the snowiest month on record. (The month ended with a total of 63.2" beating the record of 62.4" from January, 1978).
Amarillo, TX (2000)
20.2" of snow - the all time 24 hour December record.