MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – After the weekend heavy snow, will disappear in the next few days.
Above-average temperatures are expected over the next few days, and the Twin Cities could even reach close to 60 by midweek.
Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said some patchy, freezing fog Sunday night and overnight will make some roads, ramps and bridges slippery. And you’ll want to have salt or melted ice handy for sidewalks and stairs.
Monday and Tuesday will see high temperatures in the 30s, meaning the snow that covered much of the Twin Cities will begin to melt.
Wednesday, the temperature rises to nearly 50 in the Twin Cities during the day. A drizzle is possible in the morning but showers will be more widespread in the afternoon. After sunset, there will be a brief period where temperatures can hit 60. And a cold front will move late Wednesday night, bringing with it the possibility of thunderstorms.
The end of that storm system could also include a few inches of wet snow for people in northern and northwestern Minnesota.
Temps should drop again on Thursday of the 20s, and there’s also a chance of light snow on Friday, which will also reinforce the cold front and make things pretty chilly. The rows will feature single digits in the subway on Fridays and Saturdays, with Saturday’s peak only for tall teens.
In the eastern subway, a band of snow fell at a rate of about 2 inches an hour for several hours. According to WCCO’s Network of Weather Watchers, the highest total snowfall of 18-19.5 inches was recorded in Woodbury, Belle Plaine and Bloomington. Eagan reports 15 inches, with 14 inches tabulated in Farmington.
Areas to the north have seen no heavy snowfall, with Little Falls reporting 1 inch. But near Maple Grove, Weather Watchers reported 4.5 inches, with more than 9 inches reported in Chanhassen, St. Paul and Edina. On the south side of the subway, there are still 7 to 9 inches of accumulation. Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak reported total snowfall to within 15 inches of 45 miles across the metro area.
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