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CURRENT CONDITIONS

Rochester

Overcast

35°

41° | 37°

Cloudy. Chance for a rain, especially by evening.

Feels like: 24°
Pressure: 29.79"
Wind: NNW 21mph
Sky: Overcast
Humidity: 96%
Ceiling: 700
Dewpoint: 34° F
Visibility: 10

Today's Video Forecast

Hourly Forecast
4:00 AM
M Cloudy
40°
6:00 AM
M Cloudy
38°
8:00 AM
Cloudy
37°
10:00 AM
Cloudy
39°
12:00 PM
Rain
40°
2:00 PM
Rain
41°
4:00 PM
Rain
38°
Hourly Forecast
4:00 AM
M Cloudy
40°
6:00 AM
M Cloudy
38°
8:00 AM
Cloudy
37°
10:00 AM
Cloudy
39°
12:00 PM
Rain
40°
2:00 PM
Rain
41°
7-Day Forecast
Windy, chance of a few afternoon showers
Thursday
Hi: 41° | Lo: 37°
Precipitation: 50% | Wind: ENE at 10mph
Today: Cloudy. Chance for a rain, especially by evening. Tonight: Cloudy. Rain and snow likely.
Windy with snow
Friday
Hi: 34° | Lo: 30°
Precipitation: 80% | Wind: N at 21mph
Mix turning to all snow. Accumulating snow likely. Wind increases later in the day.
Windy with times of sun and clouds
Saturday
Hi: 26° | Lo: 16°
Precipitation: 0% | Wind: WNW at 17mph
Mostly cloudy. Windy. Blowing and drifting snow.
Partly cloudy
Sunday
Hi: 27° | Lo: 12°
Precipitation: 20% | Wind: SSW at 10mph
Cloudy with a slight chance of snow.
More sun than clouds
Monday
Hi: 30° | Lo: 15°
Precipitation: 20% | Wind: SE at 17mph
Partly cloudy.
Rain and freezing rain
Tuesday
Hi: 34° | Lo: 25°
Precipitation: 50% | Wind: E at 14mph
Wintry mix possible.
Snow showers in the morning
Wednesday
Hi: 30° | Lo: 16°
Precipitation: 60% | Wind: NW at 18mph
Chance for snow.
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Winter Back with Vengeance

Our last few minutes of our February thaw are wrapping up.  Enter, Winter.

The storm on the way for Thursday night, Friday into Friday night is a big topic of discussion.  A powerful, major system is taking aim on the midwest and under a powerful snow band as much as 18" of snow could fall... and that mark may not be too far away from us.  For SE Minnesota and N Iowa, we'll have vastly varying conditions as we'll fight the warm air bug, especially in NE Iowa.  This will mean lower totals in that location.

We'll start Thursday evening with some showers moving in.  Overnight, the wintry mix evolves with that transition zone splitting the area, very near the MN/IA border.  Into Friday, that mix line will waver a bit before snow takes over for all Friday afternoon.  By Friday evening, wind gusts will really start cracking.  Overnight gusts of 35-45 mph are possible.  Blizzard conditions may be possible in spots with widespread blowing and drifting snow expected into Saturday morning.

As for those total amounts.  They'll range from about 4" to as much as 14" by the time this wraps up Friday night, depending on where you live.  The highest marks, 8-14" will largely fall north of a line from La Crosse, WI to Mason City, IA.  Further to the southeast, towards Charles City, the lesser of that range (4-8") is expected.  It's not that those with lower snow will 'miss out', it's just more of it will be in the form of rain. 

Temperatures will be falling steadily through the day on Friday, so look for wet spots to become icy.  Along with snow and wind a very difficult scenario is expected to play out on our local roads.

Another snow chance develops for Sunday with light amounts and we'll be tracking another storm for Tuesday/Wednesday next week.
 

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the middle to upper 30s. Wind: N 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Cloudy. Rain enters by evening.  Wintry mix develops that night. Highs in the lower 40s. Wind: NE 5-20 mph.

Friday: Cloudy. Accumulating snow likely. Becoming windy causing widespread blowing and drifting snow. Temps near 34 early, falling through the day.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Windy. Blowing snow, especially early. Highs in the middle 20s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Highs in the middle 20s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs near 30°.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Wintry mix possible. Highs in the middle 30s.

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