Skip to main content

Strong clipper to bring accumulating snow to Minnesota; bitter cold to follow

Another blast of winter is on the way.

A strong Albert clipper remains on track to deliver another combo punch to Minnesota, first offering a stiff jab in the form of accumulating snow and then delivering a what'll feel like a low blow as the coldest air of the season will follow the snow. 

Central and northern parts of the state, including Duluth, are forecast to get the heavier snow totals again, while the Twin Cities picks up 2-4 inches by Monday evening. Generally speaking, storm totals will range from 3-6 inches for many Minnesotans, although totals will be lower to the south. 

The big question for the metro is how much of an impact the snow will have on the Monday morning commute. At this point, the weather service expects the snow to accumulate mainly between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the metro. Any delay could spare the morning commute, but be prepared for a potentially messy, slow ride to work/school. 

Tab2FileL (2)

A winter weather advisory is in effect for 9 p.m. Sunday through noon Monday. It includes a wide stretch of central Minnesota from border to border, but does not include the metro area. That could change, however, as the forecast discussion from the weather service says the advisory could be expanded south to include the entire metro area. 

Sign up: Subscribe to receive our BREAKING WEATHER newsletters

In addition to the snow there will be 20-30 mph winds gusting to 40 mph, mainly in west-central Minnesota. Expect blowing snow and some drifting in rural areas.  

Duluth got annihilated with nearly two feet of snow last weekend and they're again going to take the brunt of this storm, as the Duluth office of the National Weather Service is forecasting 6-12 inches. 

We have nay idea why there is a horse in the graphic. 

We have nay idea why there is a horse in the graphic. 

Once the cold front moves through the bottom is going to fall out and we're going into deep freeze mode. We're talking about air temps dipping into the teens below zero by Wednesday morning. 

"Much colder air will move into the region for Tuesday through Wednesday night," the weather service says. "Near record lows are expected Tuesday night, and wind chill values Wednesday morning will be from 20 to 30 below zero across much of the area."


Basically, it's going to hurt to go outside. The wind will feel like needles against your face. Ah, to be in Minnesota in February. What a feeling! But, you may have noticed that it's still early December, so we're apparently in for a long winter. 

Next Up

E.J. Stephens

Michigan State denies Gophers' upset bid

Joey Hauser's last-second lay-up handed Minnesota its fourth straight loss.

unsplash online learning child student

Minneapolis schools go to online learning for 2 weeks amid staff shortage

The online learning period starts Friday and will run for two weeks.

pexels bar face mask covid

Vaccinated can spread omicron, so why are Twin Cities requiring diners show vax proof?

Starting next week, indoor diners in the Twin Cities will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.

Daycare child care

MN child care providers will no longer need to quarantine kids, staff exposed to COVID

The state has loosened the rule that previously required exposed staff and children to quarantine.

Jim Kaat

Twins to retire Jim Kaat's No. 36 jersey

Kaat is the 10th player in franchise history to have his number retired.

Screen Shot 2022-01-12 at 1.41.10 PM

Minnesota firefighter dies from COVID just days after his father

The 42-year-old leaves behind his wife and their 10 children.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren announces partnership with Topps

The Minneapolis native is the latest to capitalize on NIL deals.


Border agents seize bushmeat from travelers at MSP Airport

Officials say they've identified a trend of travelers bringing bushmeat into the U.S.


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

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

shoveling snow

Here's how much snow Monday storm dumped in MN

Central Minnesota was again the hardest hit by the storm.

snow, slush (submitted photo, ok to use)

Rain to snow late Wednesday; active pattern by Thanksgiving?

Some places could get enough snow to bust out the shovels and plows.

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.


Snow through Sunday morning before winter storm exits

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

Accumulating snow for the Twin Cities on Monday

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

Warnings, advisories issued ahead of weekend winter storm

Snow totals will vary across the state, with highest amounts in western Minnesota.