GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Our latest storm system is taking a slightly more southern track, which with a tight snowfall gradient puts the metro into some snowfall for Tuesday night into Wednesday.
A Winter Storm Warning is posted for much of the metro and areas north for tonight into tomorrow. Conditions are starting out pretty quiet Tuesday morning with fog and patchy drizzle, but with temperatures well above freezing (and have been through the overnight), roads are mainly just wet.
Most of the 1/2" to 1" we saw in yesterday afternoon's snowburst melted overnight. Expect the second round of moisture to develop throughTuesday afternoon/evening with the precip. It will start as rain and change over to snow through the overnight hours.
We'll see about 1-2" overnight in the metro with snow continuing on and off Wednesday with an additional 2-3". Amounts will vary from the northern suburbs to the southern suburbs.
Look for just 1 to 3 inches in the south metro to as much as 3-7 inches in the northern suburbs. In the heart of the 494/694 loop we'll see about 4" on average when it wraps up Wednesday evening/night.
Northern Minnesota will receive the most from this snowstorm where many areas saw 5 to 10 inches of snow Monday. The heavy snowfall has canceled or delayed school in some northeastern Minnesota communities.
All public, private, parochial and charter schools are closed Tuesday in Duluth. The Lake Superior School District, which includes Two Harbors and Silver Bay, along with schools in Proctor, Hermantown and the Cook County school district are also closed.
The Duluth and North Shore areas up through Ely will see an additional 5 to 10" of snow tonight into tomorrow, bringing the total for some north shore locations into the BWCA to 15 to 20 inches of fresh snowfall.
Arctic air blasts in behind the storm system starting Wednesday night with highs in just the low teens Thursday, and just single digit highs Friday-Saturday with our first subzero lows Friday into Saturday & Sunday mornings.