Snowstorm could lead to messy Monday commutePublished 10:44pm Sunday, February 16, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS — Get ready for another round of snow, Minnesota.
A storm blowing into the state Sunday evening was expected to dump as much as 8 inches of snow in some areas, which could make for a messy commute Monday morning.
Eastern Minnesota will likely see the heaviest snow, with 6 to 8 inches by Monday in the Lake Superior area and 3 to 5 inches elsewhere in the region, said Tony Zaleski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Between 2 and 4 inches of snow was expected in the northwest part of the state by Monday afternoon.
Albert Lea is forecast to receive an inch overnight, then another 2 to 4 inches Monday. The Albert Lea area is in a winter weather advisory until noon Monday.
Most of the snowfall was expected to taper off by late in the afternoon.
Overnight temperatures were expected to range from the single digits below zero in northwest Minnesota to the mid-teens across the central part of the state, Zaleski said.
But there is some good news: Temperatures in southwestern Minnesota could reach the low 40s, he said.
“It’s basically a delayed January thaw,” he said.
High temperatures across the southern half of the state could be in the low to upper 30s on Monday, and in the upper 20s to mid-30s in northern Minnesota, he said.