Watching two plowable snow events in Twin Cities’ forecast
After yesterday’s struggles to do something as simple as walk, let alone drive, due to ice, things don’t look to improve in the Twin Cities’ forecast.
We’re looking at the likelihood of accumulating snow today to tonight, and again Wednesday night through Thursday, making this a very difficult week for walking, biking, and driving to work or school. Here’s a look at the radar view as of 7:30 a.m. this morning, where you can see snow closing in from the West:
That wave of snow will likely reach us by sometime around 9 a.m., with some form of snow lasting through the rest of the day. More about that after our Minneapolis/St. Paul 7-day forecast:
Let’s talk about this current batch of snow for a moment. It looks like around 2-3″, or possibly up to 4″ of snow will fall around the Twin Cities metro area.
Accumulating snow moves in by late morning, as you can see in our future radar view:
Much of the southern half of Minnesota gets some form of snow accumulations today, with more then as we head through the day:
That’s around 2-3 p.m. this afternoon (future radar view above). By late evening we’ll start to see snow slide east, as we clear up a bit to get a 20 hour break from accumulating snow:
Looking ahead, snow stays away for most of Wednesday, with accumulations really moving in by Wednesday night to Thursday. With that storm we could pick up another 2-4 inches of snow.
After that? The temperature bottom drops out (again). We won’t see last week’s ridiculous temperatures, but temps near -20 degrees for some outlying areas and near -15 in Minneapolis are possible. Stay tuned!
Follow Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer on Twitter. Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis, is on the Midtown Greenway Coalition's board of directors, and is the digital communications and social media associate for the nonprofit Avivo in Minneapolis. Deep down he's a weather geek and has a degree in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from UW-Madison to prove it. He's spent time working at TV stations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa prior to arriving in Minneapolis to work for WeatherNation and now forecasting for MinnyApple. His favorite weather career moment came while storm chasing for his Iowa station (he went on 40+ storm chases during that time), when he saw a mile-wide EF-4 rated tornado.