Snow ending Wednesday night. Quiet Thursday before another storm hits Friday-Saturday

A fast-moving clipper will drop a light coating of snow across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa Wednesday evening. This should be wrapping up around midnight, and amounts will end up being around 1-2″. Other than our Wednesday evening snow, we’ll catch a nice lull in the action the rest of Wednesday night through just about all of Thursday.

Another more powerful and much larger storm system will move through the region starting Thursday night, lasting through Friday night. As of Wednesday night, a WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for all of Friday into Saturday morning. This system looks to have a more significant impact on us than this past Monday-Tuesday storm that dropped a couple inches of snow. The track of the Thursday night-Friday night storm is still in question, although it’s becoming more clear. There looks to be a decent combination of snowfall and strong wind, along with temperatures falling sharply going into the weekend.

No matter what happens with snow through Friday night, we’re certain to receive an arctic blast of air that will linger from this weekend through the majority of next week. It’s looking like temperatures will remain below zero from Saturday night through this coming Tuesday morning. Beyond that, temperatures will remain quite cold through all of next week. Get ready for a lot more winter weather!