Twin Cities drivers Wednesday morning can expect another slow commute as motorists traverse snow-slicked roads.
The metro got about an inch of snow, WCCO reports, but it left behind icy patches on the region's roadways. And it's still bitterly cold; the Twin Cities can expect a high around 5 degrees Wednesday, with a low of minus 12 degrees Wednesday night, the National Weather Service says. A wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon Thursday.
Also early Tuesday, dangerous weather was moving into the Fargo-Moorhead area, and other parts of northwest Minnnesota.
Strong northwest winds are creating white-out conditions west of the Twin Cities from Willmar to the eastern Dakotas, KSTP reported early Tuesday.
The weather service issued a blizzard warning from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday that includes New Ulm to the Fargo-Moorhead area, KSTP notes.
Officials warn that travel in open country could be very difficult, with strong northerly winds 25-40 mph blowing new light fluffy snow, KFGO AM in Fargo reported Tuesday morning. Wind chills in the northwest are dipping to 25-40 degrees below zero.
A brief one-day warm-up is still in the forecast for Friday, with metro highs in the 20s – before snow blows back in Friday night, followed by lower temperatures again Saturday, KARE 11 reports.