Brief Blanket of Cold Settles Over State

December 11, 2017 09:30 PM

The quick-moving storm that passed through much of the state overnight Sunday and slowed the Monday morning Twin Cities commute has left behind a blanket of cold air.

That means temperatures will likely dip into the single digits to low teens overnight Monday, according to KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl. 


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On Tuesday, the metro will be lucky to see 20 degrees.

But Dahl says another ripple in the jet stream will allow temperatures to climb into the upper 20s and possibly 30 on Wednesday, which marks the start of a sting of days with highs near 30. 

And with that ripple on Wednesday will come another round of light snow, Dahl says, causing more potential commute-related headaches. 

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service reports the south shore of Lake Superior could see new accumulation of 1 to 3 inches of lake effect snow overnight Monday. On Tuesday afternoon, a clipper could bring 1 to 2 inches to much of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin during the overnight hours, potentially affecting the Wednesday morning commute in those areas. 

Southeastern Minnesota will see wind gusts from 25-40 miles per hour through Monday evening the NWS says, which could make travel difficult for taller vehicles. Wind chills in the single digits on either side of 0 are expected for that part of the state.



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