Afternoon snow in western Minn., spreading into eastern Minn. before sunset

Updated snow amounts

Our Saturday evening snow total was 2.3 inches at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. I saw a report of 3.8 inches in Rochester and a tally of 3.3 inches in Mankato.

The NWS will plot additional snow reports here.

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

Cold start to Sunday

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Our early Sunday morning temps are in the 20s below zero across much of central and northern Minnesota. A few spots in north-central Minnesota are in the 30s below zero.

A wind chill advisory continues until noon this Sunday in the northern third of Minnesota, where wind chill temps of -35 to -45 are possible.

Afternoon highs will be in the single digits in many areas, with teens in far southern Minnesota. Many spots in southern Minnesota will see their Sunday high in the evening, with some lower 20s possible to the southwest. Here are forecast temps for 9 p.m. CST today:

Sunday 9 p.m. forecast temps
National Weather Service

Another batch of 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:

Simulated radar noon Sunday to noon Monday
NOAA, via

The snow may arrive in the Twin Cities metro area between 4 and 5 p.m. today.

Snow totals will generally be around one inch:

Snow forecast Sunday afternoon into early Monday
National Weather Service

Some 2 inch totals are possible around Hinckley, Minn. and Hayward, Wis.:

Snow forecast late Sunday into Monday
National Weather Service

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.


This Updraft blog will be updated around 10:15 a.m. with your updated Sunday forecast plus a look at the week ahead.

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.