Expect snow flurries and slush for Tuesday morning drive


Snow continued to fall overnight across much of Minnesota.

The National Weather Service's Twin Cities branch tweeted the total at MSP Airport is 3.9 inches as of 6 a.m. Tuesday. A trained spotter recorded 2.5 inches in Sibley for the service.

In the northeast, the weather service in Duluth said it had gotten 1.8 inches of snow (though expected more to come Tuesday), while in the northwest portion of the state the Grand Forks, North Dakota weather station had 3 inches from the storm.

And a band that rolled through west-central and southwest Minnesota actually set some records in South Dakota beforehand.

There are a number of school delays or closings – WCCO has a list here.

What does this mean for roads?

Many of the roads in the southwest and west-central portion of the state are considered "completely covered" this morning (in the map at right, that's the purple).

In the Twin Cities, and in pockets up on the Iron Range and just west of Rochester, the highways are "partially covered."

Check out MnDOT's 511 winter driving conditions here for the latest information (click the map to the right to be taken to the same page).

But one good thing for drivers – the temperatures stayed relatively warm overnight, with things hovering in the 30s for most of the state Tuesday morning, according to Intellicast.

Though that doesn't mean things aren't slippery (and if you want some what to do/not to do winter driving rules from MnDOT's Kevin Gutknecht and the Department of Public Safety, click here).

What to expect today

More snow, but how much depends where you are.

There's a hazardous weather outlook for the southeast corner of the state, including the Twin Cities. Expect light snow, drizzle or freezing drizzle throughout the day, but little to no accumulation. Highs in the mid to low 30s, dropping into the mid-20s Tuesday night, the weather service says.

The northeast could get hit with a decent batch of snowfall.

There's a winter weather advisory for the area, with a "more intense" band of snowfall developing along the Highway 2 corridor Tuesday morning. That could impact your morning commute. Another 2-4 inches is possible today in the area. For the Northland as a whole, it could be up to 5 inches by Wednesday morning, the NWS said in an update.

The temp should stay in the low 30s basically all day, according to the National Weather Service.

Down in the southwest, the weather service noted some early morning drizzle. It's expected to move east, through Minnesota and into Wisconsin throughout the day, bringing more drizzle (possibly freezing) and light snow – though again, probably not much accumulation. High should be in the lower to mid 30s today, the service notes.

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