By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The bitter cold temperatures Minnesota endured Monday will back off a bit going into the work week, but a new coating of snow Tuesday morning made for a tough commute for many in the metro area.

WCCO meteorologist Lisa Meadows says that the light snow showers that moved into the Twin Cities metro area Tuesday morning should be pushing out into western Wisconsin and start winding down after noon. It should be done completely in the metro area by mid-afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, between 5 a.m. and noon, there were 234 crashes state-wide, with 22 resulting in an injury. One crash was fatal. Forty-four cars spun off the road and there were three jackknifed semis.

Still, temperatures are expected to be warmer, with highs in the low 20s. An overall warming trend is in store, with above-average high temperatures forecasted for Thursday, along with another chance for snow showers early that day.

The next potentially headlining snow event is possible going into next weekend, with a weather system possibly bringing a chance for accumulating snow for points south of the Interstate 94 corridor on Friday.

“We know there will be heavy snow accumulation with this, but it missing the Twin Cities to the south is still a possibility, so we are in the heads-up phase,” Meadows said.

The remainder of the weekend looks quiet, with slight warming into next week.