Following last week’s tumultuous conditions, another winter storm is expected to kick off the new year.
Monday night into Tuesday, the Twin Cities can plan on seeing a wintry mix “with a lot of energy,” according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jacob Beitlich. A high just above freezing is expected for Tuesday, affecting which type of precipitation will dominate.
Beitlich said the eastern and southern parts of the state are expected to be warmer and more likely to receive rain while the west and northwestern areas are more likely to see heavy snow. If the storm remains on track, the weather service will likely issue a winter storm watch beginning Monday evening.
While those traveling Monday likely won’t be affected, heavy snowfall along with gusty winds could impact commutes Tuesday.
With temperatures hovering in the 20s, last week’s dangerous conditions will not be replicated, Beitlich said.
“It won’t be pleasant, but it won’t be as frigid and dangerously cold,” he said.