MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – After snow fell overnight and in the early morning hours Wednesday, another round of snow looks to sweep over far southern Minnesota.

The overnight snow left a range of accumulations across southern Minnesota. The Twin Cities got a dusting while a WCCO Weather Watcher in Blooming Prairie reported more than 5 inches of fresh snow.

In the south metro, where about a half-inch of snow accumulated, the Wednesday morning commute was a slog, with numerous crashes reported and significant traffic delays.

As of 9 a.m., the overnight snow system had moved into western Wisconsin. However, meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says another round of snow is tracking toward southern Minnesota, along the Interstate 90 corridor.

“It’s going to take a southern route, so it will not impact the Twin Cities metro,” Augustyniak said. “But I think over the next several hours there will be light accumulations along and just north of I-90.”

Following the second round of snow, a Canadian high pressure front will descend on Minnesota, bringing clear skies and frigid temperatures. Overnight lows are expected to be in the single digits in southern Minnesota, precisely where the fresh snow covers the ground.

Looking for a break to this winter weather? Well, none is in the forecast.

The rest of the week looks to be below average, and next week is expected to bring a blast of even colder air. On Monday, there’s a chance some communities could post record cold temperatures, as highs are expected to be in the teens.

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