A winter storm descending on the Twin Cities is expected to drop up to 8 inches of snow on the Metro Wednesday.
The storm is expected to roll into St. Paul and Minneapolis between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., causing serious trouble during the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service. Most of southern Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin are under a winter storm warning until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Heavy snow will move in late tonight from southwest to northeast, reaching the metro between 3-5 AM. The commutes tomorrow will be severely impacted with 5-9 inches expected. #mnwx #wiwx pic.twitter.com/CtYZLSJJ5U
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) February 19, 2019
The Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts canceled classes in anticipation of the storm. It will be the sixth day this year that St. Paul has called off school, putting its middle and high schools on pace to dip below the statutory minimum instruction hours.
All schools will be closed, and programs, activities and events canceled TOMORROW, Wed., Feb. 20 due to weather. For info on how this closing affects other activities including athletics, visit https://t.co/bXJna41YNt. Note: The ACT scheduled for 2/20 will be rescheduled for 3/12
— Saint Paul Public Schools (@SPPS_News) February 20, 2019
As of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, neither St. Paul nor Minneapolis had yet declared snow emergencies.
With Wednesday’s anticipated snow totals, the Twin Cities are on track to break their previous February snowfall record of 26.5 inches. And another round of snow is expected to blanket the metro over the weekend.
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