Snowy morning commute in Twin Cities’ forecast – then gradual clearing
We’re looking for most of our morning snow to end by the end of the morning, with just light flurries/dustings after that. For now, though, the morning commute looks pretty rough for most travelers.
Here’s the radar view as of 7:45 a.m. this morning:
If you look closely at that radar image above you can see two things: 1) The last band of heavier snow is moving over the Twin Cities (there are still lighter bands) and 2) There are a number of snowfall reports already coming in, ranging from 3.5″ to 5.5″.
Looking ahead, we slow down in the snow department for a bit, and temperatures drop in our Minneapolis/St. Paul 7 day forecast:
Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of good news temperature-wise in the extended forecast. We’re looking at below-average temperatures likely through the end of February (I’m seeing potential for below-zero temps as late as February 27-28 at this point, which will hopefully change!).
The good news is that we know spring will eventually come, no matter how harsh of a winter we have! By March we’ll see things start to warm up. Stay tuned, and start booking those spring break vacations.
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.