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Snow plowing in Helsinki in winter 2018. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

On Monday, a low-pressure area is moving across the southern parts of Finland to the east and may dump as much as 20 centimeters of snow on the south coast.

From Thursday to Friday the temperatures are going to stay between plus one and four degrees in southern Finland while snowfalls are expected in eastern parts.

During the weekend, it’s going to be rainy in southern Finland, while it’s likely to snow in the central and northern parts.

The weekend, according to Markus Mäntykannas, a meteorologist with weather service Foreca, is the turning point.

The temperatures are going to get chillier in southern Finland.

And according to Mäntykannas, that’s when the final route of the low-pressure area will be determined.

In a nutshell: if the area of low pressure will take a track into the south, the snowfall will stay in Estonia.

But if the weather follows the current predictions, snow chaos is likely. With rains, sleet and heavy snowfalls expected throughout Monday and Tuesday and perhaps beyond.