December 04, 2017 10:03 PM
Winter has arrived.
Minnesotans will notice a drop from the record 57 degrees recorded at noon Monday, as windchills fall to single digits Tuesday morning.
A blizzard warning is in effect for western Minnesota, and the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for eastern Minnesota. KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl reports those wind gusts could top 40 miles per hour.
Rush hour will be rainy, Dahl says, and snow should start falling around 8 p.m. and last into the early morning. Anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected, so the morning commute will be sloppy and slow.
After a warm start to the week and a record temp on Monday, Dahl said the temperature is supposed to fall quickly and will probably end up 10 degrees below average for most of the week. The snow is here to stay, and overnight lows are expected to drop into single digits and hover above zero.
Be sure to bundle up in the morning because the windchill will be shocking.
You may be the best driver in the world (or at least think you are). But when the snow flies, all bets are off. Here are some winter driving reminders from State Patrol Sgt. Ruben Marichalar. #WinterIsComing #WinterDriving #Winter #Weather pic.twitter.com/flOHLJoTOB— MN State Patrol (@MnDPS_MSP) December 4, 2017
??Plows are out in force but conditions are expected to deteriorate quickly. Northern Minnesota will see freezing rain followed by wind-driven heavy snow in near blizzard conditions.— MnDOT (@MnDOTnews) December 4, 2017
Know before you go: check https://t.co/yhtPwRf2sU for real-time road conditions. pic.twitter.com/sANNYBSahA
Updated: December 04, 2017 10:03 PM
Created: December 04, 2017 04:26 PM
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