More Twin Cities snow in the forecast
If you thought Sunday’s surprise snowstorm was significant, we have the same or more snow on the way that looks to snarl Tuesday’s morning commute. Brush off your sidewalks and steps, and get ready for our next round, starting Monday evening and lasting into Tuesday.
Right now it looks like we can expect around 6″ of snow in the Twin Cities metro, with a possibility some folks might see a little more. We’ll get into timing, but here’s a look at the snowfall forecast tonight through tomorrow:
Let’s talk about timing, and to do that we should look at this evening’s future radar view. That’s when we start to see accumulating snow begin. Here’s a look at a high-resolution computer model around midnight tonight:
Each of those little blue dots over Hennepin County in the map above indicate some lighter snow patches building in. By a few hours later, we get more accumulating snow. Now we fast-forward to the start of the morning commute, around 6-7 a.m.:
It seems like the morning commute will be the worst of it for the Twin Cities, with snow likely wrapping up in time for a “less awful” evening commute. This image below shows snow continuing around 9 a.m. Tuesday as well:
This future radar image (below) show snow wrapping up by 1-2 p.m. tomorrow, with just minor accumulations after that on the tail-end of that storm.
Fast-forward to days later than this, and you’re looking at our next snow chance arriving centered around Friday, with another couple inches 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.