Light Snow Today, Winter Storm Thursday
A weak burst of snow is expected for our Wednesday, especially for the morning commute. Not much snow is expected, a quick inch or two, with the higher totals along the I-35 corridor by the mid-day, with lower totals to the east of Highway 52. While this will be relatively light, it will be enough to get the roads a little slick in areas.
The bigger story for the week continues to be the winter storm shaping up for the Thursday – Friday timeframe, prompting our ALERT DAYS. Snow will move in later Thursday morning, mainly for the afternoon, evening, overnight, & early Friday morning, before tapering off by early Friday afternoon. The snow will be the heaviest from 3-9 PM or so on Thursday.
When it’s over, most of the Weather First area will see about 4-6″ of snow, with a few places getting into the 7″ or greater range. This opportunity will be best south of I-90 across SE MN & NE IA. Wind will be breezy at times during this snow chance, with gusts ranging from 30-35, aiding in the difficult travel scenario Thursday evening – early Friday morning.
We won’t see much of a break from the snow, with another opportunity for minor accumulations quickly coming in behind this chance Saturday afternoon/evening through Sunday. Temperatures are going to stay put in the lower to middle 30s through the weekend & into early next week.