SNOW THEN COLD: Sunday Night Update - KMSP-TV

SNOW THEN COLD: Sunday Night Update

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Meteorologist Steve Frazier Meteorologist Steve Frazier

A few chances of snow will introduce a major temperature drop as we work towards the middle of the work week. A strong area of low pressure will dig out a trough that will move over the Mid-West by Wednesday, ushering in some bitter cold.

Ahead of this system will be several chances of snow. The first round falls early Monday and the second round comes in Monday afternoon. Although accumulating snow if not expected for the metro, a dusting could cause problems for the morning and evening commutes. Below is a look at futurecast for the AM and PM commutes for your back to work Monday.

Below is a graphic of our in house model and the predicted amount of snowfall by Monday evening. As you can see the accumulating snow stays north of the metro with 1"-2" possible well north.

That is just through Monday night. Below is a map of how much snow is expected to fall by the Arctic blast on Wednesday. Quite a bit can be expected across extreme northern MN, as much as 4-8 inches total by Wednesday evening.

Then after our 2 bouts with the snow, comes the cold. That low out west will dig a deep trough and that trough will move right over the Upper Mid-West and Great Plains with some brutally cold air. The two maps below show the position  of that cold air as the jet stream stays south. Right now it looks like this will be the case through the upcoming weekend.

Until the jetstream decides to head back to the north, we are stuck in quite the chilly weather pattern. Highs will struggle to get out of the teens from mid-week through the weekend. Upon the arrival of the front late Wednesday, gusty winds will make for some dangerous wind chill values. Stay Tuned

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