MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Attention, early morning commuters: A fast-moving storm system is set to impact the Twin Cities area overnight into midday Monday. That might make for a messy morning commute.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Twin Cities Metro until noon Monday. Organized snowfall will commence after 1 a.m. and will continue steadily until tapering by late-morning.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: More Dangerous Wind Chill Early Thursday, Light Snow Friday
The speed of the system will work in favor of reducing accumulation potential, but the moisture content of the system will not; abundant moisture will cause the snow to be heavy, particularly during morning commute hours of 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.READ MORE: Pond Hockey, Snow Sculpting Events Bringing International Attention To MN Winter Fun
In addition to heavy snowfall, breezy winds will contribute to greatly reduced visibilities, so those not off for President’s Day will face a very tough commute. Expect accumulations of 4 to 6 inches of snowfall by midday with higher end totals across the east Metro.MORE NEWS: Senate Democrats Fail To Change Rules On Filibuster To Pass Voting Rights (CBS News)
Conditions improve dramatically through the afternoon for shoveling and snow-blowing with clearing skies, less wind and temperatures that will warm on the back-side of the system. Expect highs in the mid-30s.