Saturday evening snow; another batch of snow Sun. afternoon into Sun. night

Updated snow amounts

Does it seem like it snows every evening?

We saw snow Friday evening and it’s snowing again. Snow will continue Saturday evening across much of central and southern Minnesota and portions of western Wisconsin.

Snow totals are expected to be highest across parts of southern Minnesota, where there could be some 3 to 4 inch totals:

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Snowfall forecast through Saturday night
National Weather Service

“Tonight” in the graphic refers to Saturday evening and Saturday night.

A winter weather advisory (dark blue) covers several counties in southern Minnesota until midnight Saturday night:

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Winter weather advisory (darker blue) through Saturday evening
National Weather Service

Southeastern Minnesota counties will stay in the winter weather advisory until 3 a.m. Sunday.

Here are winter weather advisory details for south-central Minnesota:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 301 PM CST Sat Jan 22 2022 MNZ065-067-073>076-082>085-091>093-230515- /O.CON.KMPX.WW.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-220123T0600Z/ Renville-Sibley-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Watonwan- Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn- Including the cities of Olivia, Gaylord, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea 301 PM CST Sat Jan 22 2022 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. * WHERE...Portions of central, south central and southwest Minnesota. * WHEN...Until midnight CST tonight. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Snowfall rates of up to an inch per hour are possible late this evening. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Road conditions can also be found at 511mn.org for Minnesota or 511wi.gov for Wisconsin.

Much of the Twin Cities metro area will see 1 to 2 inches of snow Saturday evening, and some roads will become slick.

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio News network, and you can see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

Updated Minnesota road conditions can be found here. Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.

Northern Minnesota has a wind chill advisory from 9 p.m. Saturday through noon on Sunday. Wind chills of -30 to -40 are possible in northern Minnesota Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Sunday afternoon/evening snow

Another batch of snow moves into western Minnesota Sunday afternoon, then spreads eastward by Sunday evening.

NOAA’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from noon Sunday to noon on Monday:

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NAM simulated radar noon Sunday to noon Monday
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

NOAA’s High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh (HRRR) model shows a similar precipitation pattern to the NAM, although the center of low pressure tracks a bit more to the north in the HRRR model:

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HRRR simulated radar noon Sunday to noon Monday
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

Sunday afternoon through Sunday night snow totals will be mainly in the 1 to 2 inch range:

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Snow forecast Sunday afternoon into Sunday night
National Weather Service

Here’s a look at northeastern Minnesota snow totals late Sunday afternoon into early Monday:

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Snow forecast Sunday and Sunday night
National Weather Service

Check forecast updates.

The Monday morning commute will probably be slow due to slick spots on roads.

Temperature trends

Sunday highs will range from 20s in southwestern Minnesota to single digits in the northeast:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Some spots in the south will see their Sunday high temps after sunset.

The Twin Cities metro area will have Sunday daytime highs in the teens, with rising temps Sunday evening. Twin Cities temps could reach the the lower 20s before sunrise on Monday, then temps will fall—reaching the mid-teens by Monday afternoon. The metro area will have a high temp of around 3 above zero on Tuesday, followed by mid-teens Wednesday, then upper 20s Thursday and around 20 on Friday.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.

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