Minneapolis weather: 4 to 7 inches of snow forecast Monday night - KMSP-TV

WINTER STORM WARNING: Another 4 to 7 inches of April snow

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Your thermometer might reach 60 degrees by Friday, but not before another blast of snow in the Twin Cities.

A winter storm warning went into effect at 4 p.m. Monday and will last until 7 a.m. Tuesday. The rain that began around noon and transitioned into a wintry mix by the afternoon rush hour will switch again into heavy snow in the evening. 

Snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are likely for parts of the metro; however, pockets of heavy snow could drop 8 inches or more in some areas.

A band of heavy snowfall will pass across the region on Monday night, dropping snow at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour. Travel could quickly become snarled in a slushy mess, but Minnesota Department of Transportation plows are set to hit the streets.

Winds of about 15-25 mph are expected out of the north, along with gusts of up to 30 mph. That could also impact travel visibility and leave blowing snow on open roadways.

Since temperatures remain relatively warm, snow totals will vary greatly as wet snow melts as more falls on top of it.

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NEW APRIL SNOW RECORD?

The National Weather Service says the April monthly snow record may be in jeopardy with this storm. If the Twin Cities gets 7.7 inches of snow, this April will tie the record set in 1983 of 21.8 inches.

WEATHER DELAYS

The Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Marlins to a Tuesday double-header, marking the third time this month the team has had to reschedule due to weather.

Although the snow had not caused any serious delays at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by Monday afternoon, officials there told FOX 9 News travelers should prepare for the possibility in the evening hours.

The recent snowfall has also struck the airport's pocket book. Officials tell FOX 9 News they have already spent more than $1 million more than last year to clear snow and ice.

By 9:30 p.m. on Monday night, New Prague Area Schools had already decided to take it easy during the morning hours by announcing a 2-hour delay on Tuesday.

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