MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Just as the temperatures began to fall, unfortunately, so did some white, fluffy snow.

The snow started late Sunday night and could stretch all the way into Tuesday, bringing anywhere from 5 to 6 inches total in the Twin Cities and more to the southern parts of the state.

That snow will likely cause some headaches come Monday morning, after seeing anywhere from 1 to 3 inches overnight. So be prepared and plan ahead.

The Twin Cities is under a Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service through early Tuesday morning.

But most of the snow will hit west-central and south-central Minnesota where they are under a Winter Storm Warning and could receive 8 to 10 inches of snow, especially near the Minnesota River.

The National Weather Service reports this will be a “long duration snow event” with increasing wind coming with the snow.

MnDOT started preparing for the snow on Sunday evening with plows gassed up and ready to go.

“Where necessary they’ll be doing some plowing and putting down some chemicals trying to get the snow to melt and to make sure we don’t get that bond formed between the snow and the pavement,” said Kent Barnard with MnDOT.

Crews will hit the road before the brunt of the storm is expected to move through.

“Timing is everything with a storm and unfortunately this one looks like it may be going into (Monday) morning’s rush hour,” said Barnard. “So we may have some scattered slippery spots, some areas where travel may not be quite as optimum as normal.”

With the snow, we can say goodbye to that brief “heat wave,” as temperatures stay steady with highs in the teens.

Those temperatures will drop sharply at night with below zero lows on Wednesday and Thursday.

But once we get through this bout of snow and cold, the temps will climb back up to the mid-20s by the weekend.

WCCO-TV’s Reg Chapman Reports

Comments (16)
  1. NeverTakeThingsForGranted says:

    Yayy!! Waiting to build more snowmen with the kids!!

  2. Gus says:

    This is kind of an interesting site that compares the predictions of each weather forecaster, and ultimately grades them. http://www.minnesotaforecaster.com/

  3. ohhellno says:

    Spring is on it’s way….

  4. Mary Huckenpoehler says:

    I think i need to move to Florida.

    1. Melissa Stein Pickert says:

      Funny… we are actually trying to move to Florida because of this weather.

      1. me says:

        Everyone is trying to move to Florida…which means, it’s going to be even more difficult to find work because of the amount of people trying to migrate to warmer states.

  5. Bill says:

    You don’t have to shovel sunshine plus the orange juice is “Florida Fresh”

  6. johnnycmoun says:

    It’s still January people – when your looking for 80 degree weather now your attitude will be lower for another 120 days… Take a vacation and if you can’t afford one – go somewhere local and find fun in fake sun: ) I love weather here – minus the traffic… Have a great week and enjoy the rest of winter: )

    1. me says:

      True..I heard that summer if Florida is what winter is to us..that many floridans hate it come July and August.

  7. Dan in Paradise says:

    Can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen. Can’t handle the cold, get out of the state!

  8. Sleddr says:

    Get out of the state? Minnesotans are so funny. So many people pretend to love winter, but how many are sad when it ends? I’ve never met anyone here who wasn’t thankful for that first warm spring day. Tough guy Dan in Paradise…..you like winter so much, why aren’t you living in the arctic?

  9. tommy says:

    Every states has its extreme weather. Hurricane, Drought, Blizzard, Flood, Tornado, Earth Quake. Add social ills in the mix, where would you most likely want to live. I prefer, Minnesota…choose your poison.

  10. Weather says:

    I once read a saying that went something like this: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only different types of good weather”….. that sometimes helps me keep things in perspective…

  11. Minn says:

    Sleddr- I would think it is possible to enjoy winter and also welcome the beginning of Spring.

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