MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The first round of snow is mostly over, but another, heavier wave will hit the Twin Cities overnight.
“It’s going to be a wet, heavy snow and it is going to cause problems for the commute,” WCCO Chief Meteorologist Chris Shaffer said.
Light flurries remain in parts of the cities and the northern and western suburbs. Snowfall will continue to thin throughout the evening.
The Twin Cities is under a Winter Weather Advisory Monday night into Tuesday, while a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for south-central and southeastern Minnesota.
So far, accumulation has been light in the metro. A band stretching from Alexandria through Mora to western Wisconsin saw greater accumulation.
The second wave will hit the state overnight, reaching the metro just in time to make the morning commute messy.
“You should leave early, or plan on being late, whichever option you choose,” Shaffer said.
There will still be light flurries during the drive home Tuesday. When it’s all said and done, the Twin Cities could see 6-10 inches. Shaffer said to expect closer to 6.
Central and western Minnesota will see 3-6 inches.
Temperatures Monday reached the low 30s, nearly 20 degrees below average for this time of year. There’s no warmup in sight, with temperatures expected to be in the upper 20s and low 30s throughout the week.
Those temperatures mean the now will stick around for a while, and more could be on the way this weekend.