Twin Cities to miss brunt of snow storm, frigid temps Monday


While light snow began moving into the metro area Sunday morning, local forecasters say the Twin Cities will just miss the heavy stuff.

However, holiday travelers making the road trip across the border to Iowa and Wisconsin Sunday may be in for a messy commute.

Those in east Iowa will wake up to about a half foot of snow Sunday morning, according to the Des Moines Register. The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches can be expected by midday, with higher totals in south central Iowa.

Heavy snow is expected to fall in the southern half of Wisconsin throughout the day Sunday. By late afternoon, 4 to 8 inches will be on the ground, WTMJ reports. Western Wisconsin could see up to 6 inches.

Most local forecasters agree that the Twin Cities will see only 1 to 2 inches of fluffy snow by Sunday night. The Star Tribune's Paul Douglas says some spots in the metro could see up to 4 inches.

After Sunday's snowfall and another winter blast on Christmas Eve, Douglas expects at least 11 inches of snow on the ground by Christmas Day.

Colder temperatures are expected Monday with afternoon wind chill temperatures near -15 degrees in the metro, according to KSTP.

The western half of Minnesota will feel even colder. The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory until noon Monday for potential -25 to -35 degree readings.

FOX 9 says air temperatures Monday will hover on either side of zero and dip into the negative teens and 20s for what could be the coldest night of the season.

The rebound comes Tuesday. KARE 11 predicts warmer temperatures on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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