Not so “sweet” Valentine’s Day as snow arrives late Wednesday

It’s been almost a month since the last measurable snow across much of the ABC 6 Weather First area which is hard to due in the middle of winter, but that stretch will end on Wednesday night.

Most of Valentine’s Day will be quiet with clouds and a boost in temperatures thanks to a light southerly wind as highs climb into the low-to-mid 40s.

A clipper system will arrive Wednesday evening with rain starting out sometime after 4:00 PM. As temperatures cool, rain will eventually change to snow, however that process may take a little longer near and south of I-90. Most of the snow will end by 6:00 AM Thursday.

As far as accumulations, areas near and north of I-90 may see 1-3″ with amounts decreasing to 1″ or less further south into northern Iowa. There is the possibility of a narrow band of higher snowfall rates that may produce amounts up to 4″ or more. Where that band sets up is still uncertain, but appears it’ll be somewhere north of I-90 between Rochester and the Twin Cities. Also, if rain is to hang on longer before changing to snow, then amounts will decrease, likewise if there are shifts in the storm track, that’ll greatly affect the amounts and where.

The Thursday morning commute will likely be impacted across a portion of the area.

This storm is still evolving so check back for further updates.