NEXT Weather: Another round of snow Tuesday, before big weekend cooldownget the free app
MINNEAPOLIS – After 2-4 inches of snow stacked up in the Twin Cities Monday, another round of sustained snowfall is on the way overnight Tuesday - and it will linger well into Wednesday.
Tuesday will be slightly warmer in the metro, with highs in the low 30s. Light snow will fall again in the overnight hours and during the Tuesday morning commute.
Steadier bands of snow are expected in the afternoon, moving in from the southeast, and impacting the evening commute.
This snowfall will not be as heavy as what happened Monday, but it will be persistent - lasting through the Wednesday evening commute.
By Wednesday evening, the metro could have another inch of snow. Across the state, expect and additional 1-3 inches.
Wednesday's high temps will be comparable to Tuesday's, but a cooldown will roll in from the west Thursday, dropping the highs to the mid-to-low 20s. Then an even colder cooldown comes from the west, dropping temps into the high teens for Friday and Saturday. There will be more sunshine over the weekend, at least.
We'll warm into the low-to-mid 20s for Sunday and Monday.
Flurries Tuesday night, bitter cold by Friday
Snow flurries will linger into the night Tuesday.
Temperatures will stay in the upper-20s so the highways are likely fine, but with slick spots in areas.
On Wednesday, expect clouds and the last of the "mild" days.
Then on Thursday, we could see some scattered flurries with gusty wind and temperatures in the high 20s.
The bitter cold arrives on Friday. It'll likely be a shock to the system. Temperatures will be in the teens for a few days.
Next week, things will warm up a bit, but will remain well below the average high of 42 degrees.
State patrol: 73 crashes, 1 fatal during Tuesday morning snowfall
The Minnesota State Patrol said there were 73 crashes on Minnesota roads while snow fell Tuesday morning, and one of them was fatal.
The fatality occurred in Fillmore County. Eight crashes resulted in injury.
Additionally, 67 vehicles spun out and three semis jackknifed.
During Monday morning's snowfall, there were 322 crashes, no fatalities and about two dozen injuries. There were also 67 spinouts and three jackknifed semis.
Snow begins clearing out of metro
Brooklyn Center declares snow event
The city of Brooklyn Center has declared a snow event, and parking restrictions will go into effect early Tuesday morning.
Starting at 1 a.m. Tuesday, on street parking is forbidden until city roads are completely plowed.
The city said any vehicles still on the roads will be cited and towed.
300+ crashes on Minnesota roads Monday morning; no fatalities
Collisions and spinouts were common sights on Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras Monday morning.
The Minnesota State Patrol said from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. across the state, there were 322 crashes, no fatalities and about two dozen injuries. There were also 67 spinouts and three jackknifed semis.
MnDOT's communications director took to Twitter to defend the agency in the face of social media complaint about road conditions.
"We all wish pretreating was a magic solution that stopped ice from forming -- but unfortunately, it's not," he said.
For his full response, click here.
Backup on I-35W in Arden Hills
WCCO's Pauleen Le reports a significant backup on Interstate 35W in Arden Hills after a crash.
Several cars needed to get towed following the crash, which happened near Highway 10.
Winter weather advisory extends into Twin Cities metro
Slick roads cause crashes, spinouts, slowdowns
Snowplow crews are out clearing the roads in Hennepin County Monday morning.
Road conditions across the Twin Cities were slick, causing crashes, spinouts and slow-going traffic.
In Bloomington, on Highway 169 south of Interstate 494, a car became trapped underneath a semi trailer. The city's fire department said the driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation tweeted Sunday that crews would be out clearing roads, but urged drivers to slow down and "get back into winter driving mode."
Backup on I-394 near downtown Minneapolis
Delays, cancellations at MSP Airport as snow falls
As of 6:55 a.m. Monday, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport reported 42 cancellations, 236 delays and one diversion as snow moves across Minnesota.
Twin Cities seeing earnest snowfall on NEXT Weather Alert day
Our crews are finding snow-covered roads and sidewalks across the metro Monday morning.
NEXT Weather Tracker finds flakes in metro
WCCO's Pauleen Le is in the NEXT Weather Tracker Monday morning, and she's seeing flakes flying in the metro.