Skip to main content

It's going to be a wet Tuesday in the Twin Cities and most of Minnesota as a strong storm system that is associated with the severe weather outbreak in the Deep South churns through the country. 

For the Twin Cities, about an inch of rain is expected to fall through Wednesday afternoon, in addition to a slushy coating of snow, according to the National Weather Service. 

Tab2FileL (41)

Yesterday, there was talk of a north-to-south corridor of snow between Alexandria and St. Cloud, with several inches possible in that area. That remains possible, but the weather service says an inch or two is the most likely outcome despite some models showing some heavier amounts. 

Weather is sponsored by All Energy Solar: get a free installation quote now!

It's also worth noting that some models are showing a secondary band of snow along the Interstate 35 corridor, including in the Twin Cities, but the NWS still isn't forecasting anything more than a slushy coating of snow in the metro. 

There is a chance for snow to mix in throughout the day, but this system lacks a reservoir of cold air, so most of the cooling aloft will be done dynamically. A true transition to snow is likely overnight across western and central MN, but only minor accumulations are expected.

Tab3FileL (23)

What the models are showing for snow totals

Again, the NWS isn't in agreement with the models, so the official forecast is the slushy coating mentioned above. But for the sake of showing what the models are pushing out, here are a couple. 

NAM 3KM: This is the little-chance scenario. Significant snow south of north-central Minnesota would be a shock. 

nam-nest-minnesota-total_snow_kuchera-8144800

European: This is more in line with actual possibilities. 

ecmwf-deterministic-minnesota-total_snow_kuchera-8155600

The Northland will get the brunt of snow, ice

Snow ratios are normally 10:1 or 15:1, but this snowfall will be between 5:1 and 10:1, which the NWS Duluth says is "very wet and heavy." 

Far northern Minnesota can expect some locations to get 4-6 inches of snow, like Grand Rapids, Bigfork and Virginia, while the highest totals – up to 18 inches possibly – could fall along the North Shore. Duluth is forecast to get 3-4 inches. 

Screen Shot 2022-03-22 at 7.35.58 AM

Freezing rain in the Northland could also cause issues, so that combined with concrete-like snow could lead to power outages. 

"The big message is folks along the North Shore should take precautions now in case of power outages," the NWS says. 

Screen Shot 2022-03-22 at 7.35.40 AM

Next Up

291734046_502006195017388_4346404407323115820_n

Sheriff: Search for 3 kids at Vadnais Lake is 'likely triple homicide'

"A horrible set of facts appears to be developing," said Sheriff Bob Fletcher.

Pixabay laptop keyboard phone dark

Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.

hennepin county sheriff water patrol lake minnetonka

Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 11.18.35 AM

Felony charges filed after authorities search 'Peacebunny Cottage'

The president of the rabbit rescue non-profit faces multiple animal cruelty charges after over 40 rabbits were found dead inside the organization's barn.

monkeypox virus

Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus

Most people recover at home within 2-4 weeks.

thc edibles

Did Minnesota just accidentally legalize THC?

A Republican lawmaker who voted to approve the new law in May is already talking about rolling it back.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 3.19.42 PM

Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus

An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.

image

Overwhelming demand for THC products on first day of new law in MN

One shop owner said his Chaska store broke the online sales record before they opened Friday morning.

Flickr - Lake Minnetonka boat - Greg Gjerdingen

Increased drunk boating enforcement over 4th of July weekend

The increased enforcement is part of the Operation Dry Water initiative.

Kayak

Four kayakers stranded, rescued in Chisholm park

The kayakers became stranded at Redhead Mountain Bike Park Thursday afternoon.

SherburneCoJailDrugArrests

Duo charged after 10-pound meth package sent to wrong address

More than 10 pounds of meth are off the street thanks to a delivery error.

Screen Shot 2022-07-01 at 11.01.32 AM

Bird Rides' suburban expansion continues in Minnesota

Its scooter season in Minnesota. The latest on where you can find Bird e-scooters:

Related

snow, slush (submitted photo, ok to use)

Storm still on track: Where will it be snow, freezing rain, thunder?

The Twin Cities could wind up with a bit of everything.

slushy snow

Strong storm bringing rain, wet snow to MN through Wednesday

Up to an inch of rain could fall in the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2022-04-06 at 7.38.07 AM

Spring storm hitting Minnesota hard with high winds, snow

Rain changes to snow and the winds will really start to gust.

rain, raining

Rain, snow Sunday kicks off active weather week for Minnesota

Another active of week of weather could feature a trio of storm systems.

blizzard conditions

Major storm could hit Minnesota with severe storms, blizzard

The National Weather Service says the wintry impacts are "crazy intriguing" for parts of the state.

Screen Shot 2022-03-29 at 12.20.54 PM

Big storm to dump smorgasbord of precipitation on MN, WI

The Twin Cities might get in on the snow Wednesday night into Thursday.

snow, slush

Messy spring storm to plow through Minnesota this week

Some models are suggesting some hefty snow totals for parts of Minnesota.

spring snow

Sunday clipper could bring rain, mix and snow to Twin Cities

Snow could fall in heavy bursts later in the day Sunday.