Warmer air and snow chances ahead

Warmth returns to Minnesota, snow chances increase

Tues Highs
Highs Tuesday
National Weather Service

Temperatures across Minnesota are anywhere from 15 to 30 degrees warmer than just 24 hours ago. That’s not anything new lately, but this time we won’t see a sudden drop again. South winds are pushing in warmer air.

We should see highs reach the 30s in southern Minnesota. The southwest corner of the state could see over 40! The Arrowhead and North Shore will remain cooler, mainly in the teens.

A couple quick moving clipper systems bring some light snow chances over the next 48 hours. The first will bring a shot of light snow showers early Wednesday. While snowfall amounts don’t look substantial: the potential for a dusting to a quarter inch could create slick conditions.

The next wave comes late Wednesday night into early Thursday with mainly light accumulations up to one-half inch, but timed just before the morning commute.

Wed snow
Light snow Wednesday morning
College of DuPage Weather

Our attention then turns to the Friday storm system. There is still much uncertainty with the track of this storm. Most models have shifted the bull's-eye of this snow southwest of the Twin Cities over the past 12 to 18 hours but this could easily shift once again.

The determining factor will be where colder and milder air set up. Along the boundary is where the heavier snow will fall.

Fri snow
Potential Friday Snow Track
College of DuPage Weather

Stay tuned as this storm continues to develop.

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