By DJ Kayser, filling in for Douglas:
Skiers and snowboarders are rejoicing as it's been a snowy start to winter. Through Saturday, MSP had picked up 15.9 inches of snow, the 21st snowiest start to the season. Meanwhile, Duluth has seen 35.8 inches — its seventh-snowiest start.
Speaking of snow, I hope you are giving yourself some extra time Monday morning as snow will hamper the commute. Overall totals in the metro of 2-5 inches are expected through midday, with 6-plus inches possible from Moorhead to Brainerd, Duluth and Hinckley.
Behind the snow comes the coldest air of the season. We'll see tumbling temperatures Monday, with lows around 6 below Tuesday morning. This cold blast is right on schedule as our average first subzero low at MSP is Dec. 10. While highs in the Twin Cities Tuesday and Wednesday should break zero, Wednesday has the potential to cut it close with a high around 3. We could also see a record low Wednesday.