Updated 2:30 p.m. 2/20/2013:
The National Weather Service Winter Storm Watch has been reduced to a Winter Weather Advisory, as the bulk of Thursday's storm is expected to pass to our south.
However, as much as half a foot of snow could still fall in Apple Valley-Rosemount and the rest of Dakota County from Thursday evening through Friday morning.
Get your shovels ready again.
Winter Storm "Q," the latest in a long line of storms to sweep across the Twin Cities region, is expected to reach Dakota County by Thursday evening.
By the time you're headed home from work Friday, we could see an additional seven inches of snow in Apple Valley and Rosemount, according to an alert from the National Weather Service.
Also, be advised that the wind chill advisory currently in effect continues through 6 a.m. Wednesday. With chills as low as 25 below zero overnight, anyone who goes outdoors is urged to exercise caution; at these temperatures, exposed skin can be subject to frostbite in less than 30 minutes.