It's not a record breaker. It's not like we didn't expect snow. But those first few, early season snowfalls always hit hard.
WCCO Chief Meteorologist Paul Douglas is saying we should get anywhere from 3-6 inches across most of the metro area, with a few areas getting more (especially to the north and east).
2:00 p.m. Update:
The weather is now causing a few school delays, early closings, and snow emergencies. Here's what we know so far.
There are now a handful of schools closing early (full list here). Most are in the far southwest corner of the state, but there are a few larger districts.
Those include (all are closing early, cancelling evening activities unless noted):
White Bear Lake
Minneapolis (No evening activities)
St. Paul (No afternoon or evening activities
Mankato Area Schools
Orono (No evening activities)
Prior Lake-Savage (No evening activities)
West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan (No evening activities)
Also of note, Metro Transit is seeing delays along many routes. Plan ahead for a longer commute if you're using public transportation.
11:00 a.m. Update:
MnDOT is warning drivers to slow down, and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning effective until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.
10:00 a.m. Update:
If you're driving north and east, especially into northwest Wisconsin, be prepared for very heavy snow Tuesday, with poor road conditions.
9:00 a.m. Update:
There have been several crashes throughout the morning as roads continue to be slick. Follow @wccoamtraffic for continuing updates.
To keep up-to-date with the latest road conditions across Minnesota, you can always visit 511mn.org.