While our neighbors in the eastern Dakotas are dealing with snow and winds to 50 mph this evening, creating blizzard conditions, the Twin Cities remain on the relatively warm side of this strong weather system.
Between 11am and noon a surge of a frontal boundary with cooler and drier air brought a non-thunderstorm squall line through the metro area. From Stanton to St. Paul winds gusted from 50 to 60 mph. Some trees were reported uprooted in the Richfield area.
We will experience a change-over from rain to snow from southwest to east central Minnesota during the next 18 hours.