Skip to main content

Arctic air arrives, more snow coming for the southern half of Minnesota

It'll be cold enough that any precipitation will likely fall as snow.

A coating of snow and slick roads greeted people in the Twin Cities on Wednesday morning and that cold bite you feel in the air is just the beginning for Minnesotans. 

Temperatures early Wednesday were in the teens and 20s in central and northern Minnesota, and right around the freezing mark in the metro and points south and west. Hate to break it to you, but that's about as good as it's going to get for a while. 

Over the next seven days, high temps in the metro will hang out around the 30-degree mark while lows dip into the teens and 20s. Further north, lows could drop into the single digits while daytime highs struggle to crack the 20-degree mark.

Screen Shot 2018-11-07 at 7.41.53 AM

Our next chance of snow comes Thursday night into Friday, when the National Weather Service says we could "see at least a couple of inches of light snow southwest/south central Minnesota." 

It could mean more travel impacts with slippery roads possible on Friday morning. 

Screen Shot 2018-11-07 at 7.49.46 AM

No major storms are expected, but two or three inches can't be ruled out with the Thursday night/Friday clipper-type system. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion

Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.


Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.

Minneapolis police

St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide

The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.


Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington

Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.

Rosedale Center

Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot

Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 3.59.30 PM

Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant

The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.

abortion, planned parenthood

Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law

Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."


Arctic front to bring snow to southern Minnesota on Friday

Snow should arrive Friday during the afternoon and evening.

Election Day rain, snow to be followed by blast of Arctic air

Precip Monday and Tuesday will be mostly rain, then it gets much colder.

Winter weather advisory: Snow totals upped for Friday night

Snow will work its way west to east across southern Minnesota this afternoon and evening.

Bulk of heavy snow arrives for most of MN, rain for the Twin Cities

Another 5-10 inches of snow could fall in parts of Minnesota.

It might actually snow in southern Minnesota this week

Don't hold your breath if you live in the Twin Cities. Not just yet anyway.

Frigid air on the way with temps well-below zero across MN

It'll be as cold in Mankato as it is in Bemidji.