Long-duration snow hitting Minnesota, winter storm warnings in effect

Get ready to brace for a long-duration snowfall event! Snow starts Sunday evening or early Monday and lasts through Tuesday evening.

Expect snow to move into western Minnesota Sunday, reaching the metro early morning hours of Monday.

For the metro, initial snow will be relatively light, expecting up to an inch around sunrise and then another inch throughout the day Monday. Heavier snow is expected Monday night into Tuesday where the metro will pick up an additional 3-7 inches.

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Snow accumulations Monday into Tuesday of up to 10 inches will be possible in Alexandria, St. Cloud, Brainerd and Duluth areas.

Both Monday and Tuesday temperatures will be below average, and breezy winds out of the Northwest will stick around both days, keeping wind chill values in the single digits during the day and below zero at night. This wind will also cause blowing snow and low visibility at times.

A winter storm warning goes into effect Sunday night for areas north of the Metro. This goes into effect for the Twin Cities at 3 p.m. Monday and lasts through Tuesday at 6 p.m. Find weather alerts here.

Tuesday will be the larger impact day for those in the metro. Both morning and evening commutes will be impacted.

At this time, snow amounts are expected to be lighter south of the downtown areas to the Iowa border, where areas of freezing drizzle could mix in if the storm tracks a little farther north.

Find information on local snow emergencies here.

Check for school closings and delays here.