Sunday evening snow; cold temps linger through Wednesday

No big storms in sight

I saw plenty of cross-country skiers in St. Paul Sunday morning, despite below-zero temps:

Sunday in St. Paul
Ron Trenda/MPR News

It helped that we had plenty of sunshine and very light winds. The skiers will be happy to know that some additional snow is in our Sunday evening forecast.

Periods of snow are expected Sunday evening across most of Minnesota plus western Wisconsin. Accumulations will generally be one inch or less, but a few spots in southern Minnesota could end up with more than one inch. There’s also a chance of patchy light freezing drizzle late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Some roads could have slick spots during the Monday morning commute. Updated Minnesota road conditions can be found here. Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.

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.

Temperature trends

Our Sunday high temps in the Twin Cities metro area and southern Minnesota are expected to happen between 11 p.m. and midnight, then temps will continue to rise for a few hours. Our Twin Cities high temp during the daylight hours of Monday is expected to be in the lower teens.

Minnesota and western Wisconsin highs during the daylight hours of Monday will be in the single digits to lower teens:

Forecast Monday daytime highs
National Weather Service

Low temps Tuesday morning will be in the teens and 20s below zero:

Tuesday morning forecast lows
National Weather Service

Tuesday highs will be in the single digits above and below zero:

Tuesday forecast highs
National Weather Service

A few spots in the Twin Cities metro area could top out around 2 or 3 degrees above zero on Tuesday. That’s very cold! Our average Jan. 25 high in the Twin Cities is 24 degrees. Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to rebound to the mid teens on Wednesday, followed by mid 20s Thursday and upper teens on Friday.

There aren’t any big snowstorms in sight, but we could see some snow showers Wednesday night and early Thursday. Check forecast updates.

Programming note

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