MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Forecasters say Twin Cities metro residents could be shoveling or blowing 5 to 9 inches of snow or more by Tuesday.

A winter storm is expected to dump a foot of snow in south-central Minnesota before it tracks north and east.

The National Weather Service says by Monday evening, the storm already had dumped 6 inches of snow in New Richland, 5.5 inches in Owatonna and Mapleton, and 4 inches in Waseca.

Snow was starting to fall in the Twin Cities Monday evening, but most commuters missed heavy snow while heading home.

In northern Minnesota, the Duluth area is expected to get 1-3 inches of snow.