Single-digit temps throughout state Tuesday

Updated: December 10, 2019 10:33 AM

Bitter cold posed a problem for drivers in the metro Tuesday morning.

KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said although highways are "in decent shape," there were icy spots at intersections, side roads, ramps and bridge decks.


Meanwhile, Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said Minnesotans woke up to the coldest morning in roughly nine months. 

Barlow said temperatures dipped below zero for the first time this season and temperatures will barely rise above zero Tuesday afternoon. Barlow said although the wind isn't especially strong, it's strong enough for some wind chill readings, particularly west of the metro, to be 20 to 30 degrees below zero.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for dozens of counties, set to last through Tuesday and into Wednesday, expiring at noon Wednesday.

Then, Barlow said warmer air will move into the state Wednesday night and Thursday along with some light snow, which may accumulate.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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