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Snow Returns Tuesday

We may be suffering a bit of temperature whiplash over these past few days as we have gone from the depths of winter to a taste of spring and now back to winter again! Temperatures will look more like winter for the remainder of this week as several storm systems take aim at the Upper Midwest. Keep the shovels handy as you may need to be shoveling snow with some frequency this week!

The first of several storm systems is expected to impact the region starting around midday Tuesday with another system impacting the region Wednesday afternoon and another system for Sunday. Tuesday features a cloudy start to the day with the chance for snow across southeast Minnesota starting late morning and lasting through Tuesday night. Areas south of I-90 may see a mix of freezing drizzle at times, especially into Tuesday evening and Tuesday night. Total snow accumulations of 1-3 inches may be possible for southeast Minnesota with locally higher amounts possible, especially north of I-90.

Our next storm system arrives for Wednesday afternoon and evening and there’s still a lot of questions with how this system may track across the region. At the moment, we may see a better shot for a mixed precipitation event for southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa for Wednesday afternoon and evening before we transition over to snow for Wednesday night. Because of this threat for some liquid precipitation, it’s much too early to speculate on what we may see for snow totals by Thursday morning.

Temperatures top the upper 10s for Tuesday before rebounding back into the low to mid 20s for Wednesday and Thursday. We may see a brief shot of arctic air by Friday with high temperatures in the low single digits before high temperatures rebound back into the 10s for Saturday and the lower 20s for Sunday. The chance for snow returns for Sunday, but there are plenty of details with regards to intensity, location and timing of this system that need to be ironed out!

Matt Benz

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