Watches and Warnings

Watches and Warnings


MN and Iowa Watches and Warnings

Storm To Bring More Rain Than Snow Through Wednesday

Temperatures will remain in the mid 30s overnight, allowing for us to see more rain than anything out of this system heading into Monday. A few flurries, perhaps a little freezing drizzle will try to mix in now and then, allowing for a few slick spots on the bridges, untreated roads & sidewalks.

I know a lot of you are wondering about holiday travel plans, especially with an upcoming potent system on the way. It still looks like the dynamic storm will continue affecting the local area now through Christmas Eve. Here's the day-to-day break down:

Tonight: We are in the warm sector of the system, thanks to the SW winds. This means we will see occasional rain showers. A few places may see a mix of light rain/light snow/freezing drizzle now & then. Little to no ice or snow accumulation is expected, around a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Monday: It still looks very mild, with mid/upper 30s for highs, which means through 8 p.m. we are going to see more rain than snow thanks to the mild air. After that, the atmosphere cools down enough for a mix of light rain/snow to take over after 8 p.m. 0.25" to 0.50" of rain is expected, with little to no snow expected.

Tuesday: Temperatures will be hanging out in the low/mid 30s all-day, meaning we will see a light rain/snow mix throughout most of Tuesday. By the evening hours, the atmosphere will cool off enough to allow an all-light snow event, however, a slot of dry air will try to work into the system which could cut back on snowfall accumulations. Blustery NNW winds are going to be kicking up as the system leaves the area, reducing visibilities at times, especially on the open stretches. A Trace to a half inch of new snow accumulation is expected.

Christmas Eve: All-very light snow on & off throughout the day. A new trace to a half inch of snow is expected. Strong NNW winds hang out as well, reducing visibilities at times, especially along the open stretches.

Christmas Day: Snow is over & winds subsiding.

Storm totals: Ice accumulation: Little to None/Rain:0.40" to 0.60"/Snow: Trace to 2.0" Stay tuned to ABC6 News on air & online for the latest forecast for this storm.
Tonight:  Cloudy, with occasional rain showers, with a few flurries/freezing drizzle mixing in now and then. Slick spots on the bridges, untreated roads, & sidewalks will be possible. Lows in the middle 30s. Wind: S 10-25 mph.

Monday: Cloudy, with occasional rain showers. A light mix of rain/snow possible later in the evening. Highs in the mid/upper 30s.  Wind S 10-25 mph.

Tuesday: Cloudy & breezy, with a chance for a light rain/snow mix, turning to all-light snow by the evening. Visibilities will be reduced at times. Highs in the middle 30s.

Christmas Eve: Cloudy & breezy, with a chance for light snow before noon. Visibilities will be reduced at times. Highs in the lower 30s. 

Christmas Day: Mostly cloudy & breezy.  Highs around 30°.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for light snow. Highs in the middle 20s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy & cooler. Morning lows in the single digits. Highs around 20°.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a slight chance for snow. Highs in the upper teens to lower 20s.