Wasn't that warmup nice? Now here comes the snow

A winter storm watch is in effect.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

After more than a week of above-freezing temperatures, here's your reminder it's still January.

Snow is expected over central and southern Minnesota Tuesday into Wednesday, with "significant" snow totals possible across the southern part of the state, the National Weather Service says.

There's a winter storm watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through noon Wednesday that covers an area that could see up to 7 inches of snow (see map below).

The most snow is forecast to hit the Rochester and Albert Lea areas, though there's still a little uncertainty with this. Weather officials say because temperatures Tuesday will be above freezing, precipitation will start out as rain before changing over to snow as it gets colder. Depending on how quickly this happens could affect how much snow people get.

This winter storm is expected to impact both the Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning commutes, with the weather service saying roads Tuesday evening will be "slippery and hazardous."

After the snow, temperatures across the state will cool down closer to normal, which is in the 20s for the Twin Cities.

Next Up

Facebook - semi crash july 30 2021 Hwy 212 - Chaska Police Department

'Large crash' involving semi-truck on Highway 212 in Chaska

Police are warning motorists about long delays.

Fairmont Raceway

Fairmont Raceway admits 'bad mistake,' announcer on leave after racist comments

The raceway promoter initially backed Len Oelke, but has now apologized.

Smoke and haze Minneapolis

Air quality still bad on Friday as wildfire smoke continues to blanket MN

The smoky haze will continue till at least Friday afternoon.

Pool

Maple Grove man defrauded PPP of $1.7M, used some to install pool

The 47-year-old pleaded guilty in federal court.

Ricky Rubio

Report: Timberwolves trade Ricky Rubio to Cleveland

Rubio's homecoming in Minnesota lasted just one season.

Tim Walz - YouTube - Screengrab

Gov. Walz: Newly-vaccinated Minnesotans will get $100

The incentive was announced shortly after President Biden announced the initiative.

Flickr - USPS post office mail truck - Paul Sableman

Man who attacked Oakdale postal worker gets 18 months in prison

He was accused of hopping over the counter and repeatedly punching the employee.

Wikimedia COmmons - Sierra store - Steve Morgan

Off-price retail store Sierra will open a St. Cloud location

It is the brand's first Minnesota store outside the Twin Cities.

Motzko and Schuneman

Driver in crash that killed Motzko, Schundeman released from custody

Authorities say he was driving during the crash that killed Sam Schuneman and Mack Motzko.

Dentist

Dental practice fired manager because she was too old, investigation finds

The business has agreed to a $54,000 settlement with the employee.

Ryan Suter

Suter says goodbye to Minnesota in Players Tribune piece

As Suter heads for Dallas, the Wild revamp their blue line.

vaccine, covid

Gov. Walz launches 'Vax to School' campaign ahead of new year

The state is encouraging students aged 12-17 to get vaccinated before school starts.

Related

snow

Here comes another April snowstorm in southern Minnesota

A winter storm watch has been issued and includes parts of the metro.

snow, snowplow

Twin Cities in winter storm watch, heavy snow shifting north?

A winter storm warning is in effect south of the metro.

Up to 6 inches of snow for northern Minnesota by Tuesday

Meteorologists say the end of winter could be near.

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 6.18.55 AM

Narrow band of intense snow to bring up to 7 inches to Minnesota

A winter storm watch has been issued where more than 6 inches could pile up.

Update: Winter storm watch issued, 12-plus inches possible

And we've officially got a winter storm watch.

Here comes the rain ☔️

There's a marginal risk for some severe weather, too.