Skip to main content

Accumulating snow to impact Twin Cities, eastern parts of Minnesota on Monday

A half a foot of snow isn't out of the question for the metro.

A very wet Saturday in the Twin Cities has paved the way for a drier Sunday before snow arrives Monday, while snow continues to fall in western and northern Minnesota. 

For the Twin Cities, which has seen freezing rain and rain so far, the snow will wrap around from north to south as the strong storm system exits the region Monday. Because the storm is expected to intensify over the Great Lakes, it is expected to deliver plowable snow totals in the Twin Cities and east-central Minnesota and much of Wisconsin, according to the National Weather Service. 

Sign up: Subscribe to receive BREAKING WEATHER newsletters

With that, the winter storm warning remains in place through Monday afternoon for western and northern parts of Minnesota, while a new winter weather advisory has been issued for the Twin Cities and surrounding areas for tonight through 6 a.m. Tuesday. 

Tab2FileL (2)

The Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service expects around 3-6 inches of snow in the metro area, with higher totals Monday in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.  

Tab3FileL (4)

Here's what folks in the Northland can expect Monday, courtesy of the NWS Duluth: 

"Only 2-5" for north-central MN, but as much as 4-8" for the Twin Ports and MN Arrowhead, with around 5-10"+ likely for northwest Wisconsin. Lake enhancement will lead to locally higher snowfall amounts as high as 10-16"+ on the south shore. Travel will be dangerous to near impossible at times late Monday afternoon and evening!"

The weather service expects light rain to transition to drizzle or freezing rain overnight, with snow moving in during the day Monday as colder air filters in on the back side of the storm. Here's a look at the simulated future radar from the NAM computer model. 


The storm system finally gets out of here by Tuesday morning, leading the way to dry conditions on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 

Next Up


St. Paul's upcoming Spring Break restaurant will celebrate the 1980s

The restaurant is one of two new concepts bring brought to downtown St. Paul by local Chef Brian Ingram.

Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 11.19.05 AM

Man found shot dead on south Minneapolis sidewalk

The victim was found dead on a sidewalk in the Bryant neighborhood.


49th suspect charged in Feeding Our Future fraud investigation

The suspect had booked a flight to Istanbul before being arrested.


Nearly 60 lbs of drugs seized in Rochester, 3 charged

The drugs consisted of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and marijuana.

Minneapolis skyline

Climate change in Minnesota is clearly seen at night

A lot of warm days and far fewer chilly nights.

Hennepin County Medical Center, HCMC

Driver, 83, killed in collision with semi-truck in Northfield

The Northfield man died at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Taco Bell

Impatient driver who fatally struck woman outside Taco Bell sentenced

Tammy Renae Olson was sentenced to four years in prison.


Police: Teens 'careen recklessly' in stolen BMW, Mercedes in north metro

They ended up crashing the stolen vehicles, with two arrested and two others on the run.

fire truck

Fire table sparks blaze at Edina home

The fire remains under investigation, but fire officials believe it was accidental.

money hundred dollar bills

Charges: California woman embezzled over $1M from MN employer

Mai Xiong faces several federal charges in the case.

Hsa Law Yaw Say

Shot woman who sparked appeal found injured at Twin Cities hotel

Authorities began searching for Hsa Say early Monday morning.


Winter storm watch: A foot of snow possible in the Twin Cities

The snow is expected to bring heavy snow most of the day Friday.

Twin Cities added to winter storm warning as large system nears

The storm will bring impacts to the entire state.

snow, buses, metro transit

Snow totals upped, Twin Cities could get up to a foot

We're in for a doozy late Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

Another dose of plowable snow coming north of Twin Cities

Rain for the metro while areas of northern Minnesota get all the snow.


Snow through Sunday morning before winter storm exits

The Twin Cities is right on the rain/snow line so totals will fluctuate.

Minnesota could be impacted by winter storm this weekend

Depending on where you live, it could bring rain, a mix, freezing rain and snow.

Winter storm to bring heavy snow, ice to MN this weekend

Winter storm watches have been issued for approximately half of the the state.

Winter storm watch: Big snow totals expected this weekend

More than a foot of snow could fall in and around the metro.