Cold enough air remains entrenched across the area to support two rounds of snow this week. The first round occurs Wednesday evening, the second round Friday night. The snow will be fairly light but enough to freshen up the singletrack.
Snow Totals Expect occasional light snow Wednesday-Friday. A fresh inch could coat the trails by the end of Thursday. Maybe an additional inch or two by Saturday morning with the second system.
Following the snow, the coldest air of the season arrives. As the National Weather Service Twin Cities puts it:
THE ARCTIC AIR WILL COMMENCE AS THE POLAR VORTEX DIVES SOUTHWARD INTO SOUTHERN CANADA AND NORTH OF THE GREAT LAKES THIS WEEKEND.
Ah, yes, the infamous polar vortex. Much colder air will arrive on Sunday. In fact, our first sub-zero temperatures are expected on Monday. Classic Minnesota weather for early January.
This arctic cold will make for an interesting Vikings game. Surely the players are preparing by practicing with the doors open at the Winter Park training facility. How will the Seattle Seahawks fair?
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story