Heavy snow, ice up north; Twin Cities getting soaked

The peak of our potent spring storm continues through Tuesday night

Snowfall projection
Snowfall projection.
Duluth National Weather Service

The peak intensity of our latest storm brings rain, ice and snow through Tuesday night. Bands of moderate to heavy rainfall have already produced over one-half inch of rain in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota.

A mix of ice and snow continues across northern Minnesota. International Falls, along the Canadian border, had already picked up 5.3 inches of snow as of 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Ice is accumulating along and near North Shore communities.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale Forecast System 3 km resolution model continues to paint areas of rain, ice, and snow across northern Minnesota through Tuesday night. Ice will transition to snow along the North Shore.

The loop below runs between 2 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday. Note the heavy snow bands developing overnight along the North Shore.

NOAA NAM 3 km model
NOAA NAM 3 km model between 2 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.
NOAA, via Tropical Tidbits

Overall snowfall totals look prolific along the North Shore. More than a foot of snow could fall from Grand Marais to Grand Portage.

Snowfall projection
Snowfall projection.
Duluth National Weather Service

Snowfall totals of less than an inch look likely in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota Wednesday morning.

In the Twin Cities and most of southern Minnesota, more than an inch of rain looks likely by Wednesday morning.

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