Blizzard Conditions Overnight, Miserable Monday Commute
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A year ago this week, we were experiencing lows in the 50s and 60s — a whopping 40-degree difference from what we’re feeling now.
And if that weren’t enough — Mother Nature is dolling up a fresh helping of snow, just in time for the morning commute.
Starting around 9 p.m. Sunday, the snow will start in northern Minnesota and slowly work its way to the Twin Cities.
Around 3 a.m. Monday morning that snow will head into the metro and continue falling through the tail end of the morning commute, around 8 a.m.
According the meteorologist Lauren Casey, a large portion of the state will see blizzard conditions, including some west-metro counties. The snow – coupled with gusty, sustained winds – will make travel dangerous.
The bulk of the snow will fall just prior to and during the morning commute, with some lighter snowfall heading into the early afternoon.
As much as 6-8 inches of snow will fall in northwestern Minnesota but the Twin Cities will see an average of 1-3 inches, with parts seeing between 3-6 inches.
Around noon, temperatures will be in the 20s and will continue to fall through most of the week.
If we get through the week, next week is shaping up to be much nicer, with temperatures back in the 30s.