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Snow Means Slick Roads, Slow Commute

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December is back.

Roads are slick across the Twin Cities metro and western and central Minnesota as temperatures continued to drop and a storm moved into Minnesota overnight. Roads were icy Tuesday morning after about an inch of snow covered metro roads.

It's Cold But Warm-Up is Coming

The worst of the cold should be done tonight, KSTP meteorologist Dave Dahl said.

Temperatures are going to rise the rest of the week. They will still be below average for this time of year. The average high is usually 33 degrees.

The temp dropped to minus 2 on Monday morning.

Stranded on a Snowy Highway? Here's What to Do

Stranded on the median, Angel Abendano, left, and Santiago Cuevas wait for assistance after losing control of their vehicle on the Pennyrile Parkway Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 after the first snow storm of the season dropped upwards of 5 inches of snow and ice - Photo: AP/The Gleaner, Mike Lawrence

Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:
    
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- Pull off the highway and make yourself visible to rescuers. Turn on hazard lights and tie a bright cloth to your antenna or door handle.
    

Winter Weather is Here: Very Cold Air Expected this Week

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Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says Minnesotans can expect another light coating of snow Tuesday in addition to Monday’s snowfall, although only about ½ inch is expected across the Twin Cities metro area now.

Strong Storms Roll Across Northern Minnesota

Storm clouds in Forest Lake on Wednesday night - Photo: Courtesy of Tonicia Maleski

More storms rolled across the state Thursday, causing damage and power outages near Brainerd.

The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday. A flash flood warning was also in effect for portions of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties.

Storms Cause Crop Damage, Halt Field Work in Wis.

Nick Petrykowski, with MG&E, looks over a downed tree in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  - Photo: AP/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps

Federal agriculture officials say the recent unrelenting storms caused widespread crop damage in Wisconsin and kept farmers out of their fields.
    

Officials: Stay Away from High Water, Don't be This Guy...

Kayaker makes a safe landing after going over Minnehaha Falls Thursday. - Photo courtesy of ReLando Calrissian via Twitter

As the State of Emergency in 35 Minnesota counties continues in Minnesota from extreme flash flooding Thursday, law enforcement says stay out of the high water.

Safety experts are urging Minnesota boaters, paddlers and swimmers to think twice before heading out on the water right now.