A Bit of Everything on Thanksgiving
Get ready of a little bit of everything from now through Thursday. Quite literally. A complex scenario is arriving just in time for Thanksgiving. It's also a scenario that could slow travel plans too.
Areas of drizzle and fog are around for Wednesday. Thankfully, temperatures are warm enough we won't see any icing from this, but visibility restrictions will be all too common from Wednesday morning through Thursday.
Thanksgiving is what will cause the most headaches. A stalled out frontal boundary from about Rochester to Mason City will leave the area split, the northwest half seeing cooler air, the southeast on the warmer side. Rain turning to mix and eventually snow will take over as Thursday progresses. A little freezing drizzle late on Thursday is possible too. All told, rain amounts between 1/4 and 3/4" are possible, up to 2" of snow/sleet and a light glaze of ice are possible, but no one spot will see the maximum of any of these ranges. There will be a bit of give and take. Places like Owatonna will see more snow than rain and Charles City and Cresco will see the opposite. For more of a breakdown on who sees what and timing, watch the video forecast above.
What that previous paragraph boils down to, travel will likely be slowed a bit as this is all unfolding. If travel isn't until Friday, you're looking great, as well get the sunshine back out and roads will have had time to improve.
Tonight: Becoming cloudy, with fog and drizzle. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
Wednesday: Cloudy with fog and drizzle. A few showers possible. Highs in the mid 30s over snow to lower 40s north. Wind S 10-15 mph.
Thanksgiving: Mostly cloudy with chance of rain, sleet & snow. Some minor travel slowdowns are to be expected. Highs in the middle to upper 30s.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 30°.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the middle 30s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Highs in the lower 30s.