MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – So about that solstice snowstorm that was headed to the Twin Cities on Thursday…it looks pretty much like a dusting now.

On Monday, the system looked as though it would coat the metro area with a blanket of fresh snow, potentially canceling classes and causing traffic headaches for holiday travelers.

“This system that we’ve been watching has just fallen apart out west,” WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman said. “Even a day ago, this was looking like a very strong, powerful storm.”

Current models show the Twin Cities getting just a trace of snow — not even an inch. The only areas that might get something to shovel will be in southeastern Minnesota, where a few inches could accumulate.

Still, snow is in the forecast.

The snow that looked to fall Wednesday on northern Minnesota is still coming, and areas up north could see some significant accumulations.

Following the snow — or lack thereof — will be a significant drop in temperatures, which should secure a white Christmas in much of Minnesota. (A white Christmas is defined as having at least an inch of snow on the ground on the morning of Dec. 25.)

And Christmas will be cold. Very cold.

According to Brickman, it could be the coldest Christmas morning in more than 20 years. Highs for the day look to be subzero.

The last time Minnesota had a completely subzero Christmas was 1996, when the high was 9 below and the low was a brutal 22 below.

Comments (2)
  1. sounds like you guys jumped the gun to get a headline. Even the avg person knows not to predict the weather 4-5 days in advance cause clearly a meteorologist can’t.

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