Snow, colder temps return after mild Monday

Light snow north Monday, heavier snow south Tuesday

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Forecast snowfall for Monday night into Tuesday night
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Light snow will brush northern Minnesota Monday while southern Minnesota sees mild temperatures in the 40s. Heavier snow develops Monday night into Tuesday across central and southern Minnesota with a mix in southeastern Minnesota. Cold and wind blow in Wednesday.

One more mild day

Light snow will move across northern Minnesota Monday with generally light accumulations ahead of a separate, larger system.

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Forecast snowfall Monday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

High temperatures will be mild again for southern Minnesota, pulling off one more day in our streak of above-normal days.

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Forecast high temperatures Monday
National Weather Service

Here comes the snow

Snow develops late Monday night in southwestern Minnesota and spreads east overnight into Wisconsin by Tuesday morning. Southeastern Minnesota will see a mix of rain and snow.

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Forecast precipitation Monday night into Tuesday night
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

A winter storm watch is posted for northern Wisconsin for Tuesday and a winter weather advisory for southwestern Minnesota. Look for these watches and advisories to likely expand Monday to include many more areas, including the Twin Cities.

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Winter weather advisories and winter storm watches
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Total snowfall will result in several inches from southwestern Minnesota through the Twin Cities into northern Wisconsin, where more than 6 to 7 inches could fall.

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Forecast snowfall for Monday night into Tuesday night
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

There are still some differences in the track. For example, here are two different models with about a 70-mile difference in the track of the heaviest swath of snow:

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Comparison of two computer model outputs for snowfall
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

It’s the difference of southeastern and northwestern suburbs of the Twin Cities seeing either 2 or 3 inches or 5 or 6 inches with Minneapolis-St. Paul in between.

Cold, windy Wednesday

Temperatures drop for Wednesday with highs only in the teens and low 20s.

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Forecast high temperatures Wednesday
National Weather Service

Wind gusts will be over 30 mph from the northwest as colder air settles in.

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Forecast wind gusts Tuesday night into early Wednesday
College of DuPage weather lab

Wind chills, even midday, will be below zero in the northwest and just above zero elsewhere.

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Forecast wind chills Wednesday midday
National Weather Service

We warm up by the end of the week with highs near 40 in southern Minnesota again Friday.