After going through the first 11 days of January with no measurable snow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, snow finally arrived late Sunday afternoon. Snow will continue much of Sunday evening in the metro area and much of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Snow amounts in the Twin Cities metro area are expected to be mostly in the 1 to 2 inch range.
Heavier snow amounts of 3 to 4 inches are possible in portions of southern Minnesota where a winter weather advisory continues until midnight this Sunday:
“Evening” refers to Sunday evening in the graphic above.
Monday evening snow
Another batch of snow moves through much of Minnesota and western Wisconsin Monday evening into early Tuesday. NOAA’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon:
Some areas could also see a wintry mix at times.
We’ll have a chance of snow showers on Wednesday, and several forecast models are showing a plowable snow for much of Minnesota and western Wisconsin Friday into Friday night. That could change, but check forecast updates if you have travel plans for Friday or early Saturday.
Monday highs will be in the 20s across much of Minnesota, with some lower 30s from the Twin Cities metro area into southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Tuesday highs are mildest to the east:
We may see a temp of about 30 degrees early Tuesday morning in the Twin Cities metro area, with temps falling through the 20s as we go through the day. Twin Cities highs are projected to be in the upper teens on Wednesday, then we’ll have a high of only about 10 degrees on Thursday, followed by mid 20s on Friday.
The coldest morning this week in the Twin Cities will be on Thursday, with a low of about 7 below zero. Northern Minnesota and parts of central Minnesota will see lows in the teens below zero Thursday morning, and parts of far northern Minnesota could dip into the 20s below zero.
Arctic chill next weekend?
The Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service show a strong tendency for colder than normal temperatures next weekend into the beginning of the following week:
We may see some single-digit highs next weekend.
I hope that you have a good week!