Snow will start soon, last most of night
The last two big snowstorms to hit Minnesota over the past 10 days dropped more than 2 feet of snow in some areas but missed the Northland entirely. That probably won't happen this time. A winter storm affecting parts of six states is expected to...
The last two big snowstorms to hit Minnesota over the past 10 days dropped more than 2 feet of snow in some areas but missed the Northland entirely.
That probably won't happen this time.
A winter storm affecting parts of six states is expected to head into the Northland tonight, with snow expected to start in the Twin Ports by 6 p.m. and continuing into Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service in Duluth says the heaviest snow will fall overnight, and a broad area of 6-9 inches is expected to fall across Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Areas north of the Iron Range will see 3-6 inches.
Locally heavier snow up to 12 inches could fall along the higher terrain of the North Shore thanks to easterly winds off Lake Superior. Most of the snow should be moving out of the area by daybreak on Tuesday, although snow could linger into Tuesday afternoon especially along the North Shore.
Some areas of the South Shore snowbelt could see another 20 inches of new snow by Wednesday.
By 2 p.m. more than 7 inches of new snow had already fallen in parts of southern Minnesota, and schools there were closing early. The North Dakota Department of Transportation has issued a "no travel" advisory for parts of the state because of poor visibility and slippery roads.
As much as 5 inches could be on the ground in Minneapolis for the 7 p.m. start of the Vikings-Bears game at the University of Minnesota, and snow is expected to fall during the entire game.
Winter weather warnings and advisories are posted for the entire state of Minnesota and much of northern Wisconsin, and travel conditions are expected to deteriorate across Minnesota tonight.