Tuesday's snow is ending, while temperatures begin to dive

Breezy conditions make it feel even colder

The Tuesday morning commute is slow for parts of Minnesota thanks to a fresh round of snow that is moving out. Now temperatures will drop throughout the day.

Snow and ice

Another round of mostly light snow that moved across Minnesota Monday and overnight into Tuesday is causing slow spots on some of the roads. Northern Minnesota is still dealing with some areas of snow, along with some occasional light freezing drizzle, which will continue to move out this morning.

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Tuesday morning precipitation
National Weather Service

Because of these conditions, portions of the Arrowhead are under a winter weather advisory (highlighted in purple) until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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Winter weather advisory until 9 a.m.
National Weather Service

After the precipitation moves out, northern Minnesota will see a little sun, but remain mostly cloudy. Southern Minnesota will see clearing skies and a more sunshine by afternoon.

Temperatures

The snow that has been moving across the state is courtesy of a cold front that will now drop temperatures through Tuesday. High temperatures were already set for most of Minnesota early Tuesday morning, and most places will be at least 10 degrees cooler by the afternoon.

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Tuesday afternoon temperatures
National Weather Service

Northwestern Minnesota will see the most dramatic drop. Here is Tuesday’s temperature trend for Thief River Falls, showing temperatures plummeting from 23 early Tuesday to subzero by evening, with the wind chill making it feel even colder (temperature line in red, wind chill line in blue):

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Tuesday temperature and wind chill trend for Thief River Falls
National Weather Service

Because of breezy conditions on Tuesday, most of the state will feel at least 10 degrees cooler than the air temperature due to wind chill.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

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