Winter Storm Warning until 12:00 PM Tuesday

A winter storm warning remains in effect until noon Tuesday and 6:00 PM in central Minnesota. Also, a wind chill warning and advisory remain in effect until noon Wednesday for wind chills -50 and -40, respectively. Travel is still not advised tonight and likely Tuesday morning into the afternoon.

Our blizzard warning from earlier has been replaced with a winter storm warning for tonight and half of tomorrow. Wind gusts will back off from the blizzard criteria, but blowing snow will still occur tonight into Tuesday with north winds 15-30 mph and gusting to 35 mph. Expect reduced visibility from falling snow (moderate to heavy at times) and blowing/drifting snow. Snow showers will continue through tonight on and off across the area, but mainly across the southern valley into Minnesota. An additional 1-2" is possible tonight with wind chills 20-40 below.

Early Tuesday morning, another wave of snow will track through the area, mainly through the far southern valley into central Minnesota. This band is forecasted to track just south of Fargo, and when I say just south... I mean about 25-50 miles. This band will bring an additional 3-6+ inches through central South Dakota, just clipping the far southern valley and into central Minnesota towards Duluth, MN, where it will then deliver slightly higher snow amounts. The Fargo area could see an additional 1-2 inches of snow from Tuesday morning into the early afternoon before snow showers diminish. However, a subtle shift of 25 miles could push that heavier snow band closer to the F/M area. I don't think it will, but worth mentioning as a possibility. Tuesday will remain windy through most of the day. Wind will stay between 15-30 mph for the most part producing more blowing and drifting snow leading to reduced visibility, scattered snowdrifts, and difficult driving conditions. Conditions will gradually improve through the day, but it will remain cold. High temperatures near -4 with wind chills closer to -30. Overnight Tuesday will remain very cold 10-20 below zero. Temperatures stay cold, with highs just slightly above or below zero, but with lighter winds throughout the week!


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