Snow may cause tricky travel Wednesday

Despite a cold start, all of Minnesota makes it back above zero Wednesday, while light snow will make roads slick.

Wednesday’s weather

The state is starting Wednesday with a large temperature contrast, ranging from near 30 below in northern Minnesota to temperatures near zero south. Part of this contrast is because clear skies and light winds allowed temperatures to drop more quickly north. Because of the cold north, even light winds could put wind chills at minus 35 at times, so most of northern Minnesota is under a wind chill advisory Wednesday morning. 

Even with the frigid start, the entire state makes it above zero by the afternoon, with highs in the single digits to low teens.

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Wednesday high temperatures

National Weather Service

As of 7 a.m., a weak disturbance is already bringing light snow into southwestern Minnesota, and that brings light snow chances to most of the state through the morning and into the afternoon. 

Even though the snow remains light, with most places seeing under an inch, it will be enough to cause slick spots on the roads, so drive with care.

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Wednesday’s snow forecast

National Weather Service

Temperatures continue their slow rise the rest of the week, and the state returns to above average warmth by next week. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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