Parts of central Minnesota saw 6 to 13 inches of snow Monday with amounts in excess of a foot and a half along parts of the shores of Lake Superior. They will see an additional 6 to 12 inches Tuesday. Farther south, we can expect 4 to 6 inches in the Twin Cities and through much of central Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Far southern Minnesota may see only 1 to 3 inches.
The snow will be heaviest for the Twin Cities mid-morning into early afternoon. We should see the snow lighten up through the afternoon and taper off this evening.
The wind will cause fine, light snow to blow and drift. Keep in mind, salt and road chemicals will not work as efficiently in the cold temperatures either.
Once again, blizzard warnings are posted through 6 p.m. Tuesday for parts of western and northwestern Minnesota.
There will be quite the temperature gradient across Minnesota Tuesday with highs in the low 20s in southeastern Minnesota, while northwest Minnesota stays subzero.
Overnight Tuesday night into early Wednesday will be cold with most places dropping below zero and still some wind present.
In fact, wind chill values will be well below zero with parts of western and northwestern Minnesota experiencing near 30 below wind chills early Wednesday morning.
Highs Wednesday will again be chilly, and nearly 20 degrees colder than normal, mainly in the teens and single digits.
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