By Jillian MacMath – AccuWeather
After dumping heavy snow across the Dakotas to Minnesota, a rather potent snowstorm continues to unfold across the upper Midwest as it tracks into the Great Lakes.
Over a foot of snow has fallen across portions of central Minnesota with more expected across northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Due to the path of the storm, some of the bigger cities around the Great Lakes, such as Chicago and Detroit, will miss out on the snow.
From northern Wisconsin through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, between 12 and 18 inches could fall. As of Monday night, St. Augusta, Minnesota, has already seen 16.5″ of snowfall. Follow the minute-by-minute forecast for the snowstorm with AccuWeather’s Minutecast®.
Hundreds of vehicle related accidents were reported across Minnesota Monday, including one fatal collision, according to the state highway patrol.
Windy conditions through Tuesday and Tuesday night across open areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Michigan will worsen visibility in the area. This will make for dangerous travel conditions, slowing roadway traffic and threatening continued delays or cancellations of flights.