Early April Winter Storm

Updated: 04/02/2014 9:45 PM
Created: 04/02/2014 6:28 PM

Another late season winter storm is taking shape.  Here's the rundown.

Winter Headlines are in place across much of the region.  This map is constantly changing but gives you a good approximation of where the worst of the impacts will be observed, especially in the pink shaded areas,where a Winter Storm Warning is in effect. 

MN and Iowa Watches and Warnings

For southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, there is still a warmer component to the storm.  That means rain/freezing rain/sleet and then snow will all be headed our way.  Initially, that warmer component wins out.

Rain tries to build in from the south this evening into tonight.  Some dry air in place will try to evaporate the rain before it reaches the ground.  Anything that does make it through is light.  Depending on the temperatures, some freezing rain will be possible but any icing should remain minor and confined to untreated surfaces.  Temperatures will have a hard time dropping below freezing Thursday morning which should limit any wintry mix potential.  Should it happen, the US 14 counties would be the most susceptible (Steele, Dodge, Olmsted)