Reporting Chris Shaffer
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As of last weekend, the Twin Cities had suffered the fourth snowiest winter on record. Now, despite threats of snow, it looks like we will stay locked in fourth place.
According to WCCO-TV meteorologist Chris Shaffer, another round of wet snow developed in the Twin Cities Tuesday evening, and will continue overnight.
“Temperatures are going to fall back to about 32 overnight, so it will be cold enough for some light snow,” said Shaffer. “Don’t be shocked if you have a little accumulation on the grassy areas. Most of it should melt on contact on the roadways.”
As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, 3.8 inches of snow has been recorded in Rochester, 5.5 inches in Houston County and 8.3 inches in La Crosse, Wis.
The snow will taper and slide off to the east by the time most folks are venturing home, Shaffer said. Expect a quiet, yet cool, day Thursday with some sunshine and a high near 50 degrees.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has canceled all advisories and warning in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Another storm system is projected on Friday, but it’s expected to be warm enough to be mostly rain.
Although we’re well below average high temperatures during the week, which is 60 degrees, the good news is that the holiday weekend is looking to be warmer.
The even better news is that the average snowfall for the month of May is 0.1 inches. This year, though … who knows?
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