Let’s play two: winter storm will be a double header

From MPR News weather editor Steve Nelson:

In less than a month, the Minnesota Twins will open their regular season at Target Field. However, over the next 48 hours, the season of winter is the one Minnesotans will be keeping an eye on. We’re scheduled for a snowy double header that could dump six to 10 inches in parts of the state including the Twin Cities. Here’s how things are shaping up:


Source: National Weather Service

As you can see, a winter storm warning is posted for much of Minnesota. In the Twin Cities, it goes into effect at 9 p.m. tonight and runs through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Snow has already started in the northwestern part of the state. Through the night, this first of two bands of snow will move to the east. In the metro area we should see snow overnight and into Monday morning. Then things may ease up a bit during the afternoon, with the second band expected to hit Monday night into Tuesday morning.

The slow moving storm will generally produce light to moderate snow, with occasional short periods of heavy snow, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Shawn DeVinny. “Six to 10 inches is a good bet for area we’ve outlined in our warning right now,” he said.

A few isolated areas could see as much as 12 inches.

  • Marisa

    Was I totally imagining things when I was listening to MPR a couple of hours ago and I heard about 1″ tonight and maybe another 2″ tomorrow?