Snow becomes more widespread Tuesday

Cloudy and damp weather make for another dreary day

Tuesday stays cloudy and cool, with more of the state getting light snow.

Tuesday’s forecast

Minnesota is still under the influence of low pressure Tuesday, along with a cooler pattern. This is bringing precipitation across the state, and because most of Minnesota is starting Tuesday near or below freezing, much of that moisture is coming down as snow.

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6:50 a.m. Tuesday radar
National Weather Service

Morning temperatures are predominantly in the 20s in northwestern and central Minnesota, with low to mid 30s northeast and south.

For the Arrowhead, because of the position of the low pressure, winds stay lighter and southerly. However the rest of the state gets gusty winds from the north and east, keeping temperatures well below average. The majority of the state stays stuck in the 30s for highs, with a few low 40s in the southeast and northeast corners of the state.

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

That temperature pattern, combined with the precipitation becoming spottier as you head south, means the best chances for accumulating snow through the day are in central and northwestern Minnesota. Those areas could see an inch or more of additional snow, while most of the state gets a dusting or less.

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Forecast snowfall through Wednesday morning
National Weather Service

The precipitation ends Wednesday, then more sunshine returns the rest of the week. That forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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